Man Released From Prison for Murder faces Drug Charge

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A man just out of prison after serving 18 years for a murder conviction is back in jail after being arrested on a drug charge.

Boyd County Deputies arrested Michael Shane Williams, 35, of Huntington, during a traffic stop on US Route 60 in Boyd County on Friday.

In 1997, Williams was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 1995 murder of Roger White.

Williams was 16 years old at the time of the murder.

Investigators say Williams had only been out of prison 38 days when he was arrested on the drug charge. Deputies stopped his car following a controlled drug buy at a local motel. A woman in the car was also arrested.

Deputies charged him with trafficking in heroin, according to jail records.

White was beaten to death with a baseball bat after he interrupted at burglary at his house on Arnett drive in October 1995.

Williams and three other people were arrested in connection with the murder.

Only one of those people Timothy Mullins is still in prison.

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