Carbon Hill Assistant Police Chief Matt Dozier said Matthew Williams, a 32-year-old Oakman native who now lives in Waterloo, was the person who committed the robbery on June 7.
“We had many anonymous calls come to us after the suspect’s picture was released in the Daily Mountain Eagle,” Dozier said. “After following up on that information, we were able to identify Williams as our suspect.”
Dozier said the white Acura sedan Williams was driving at the time of the Chevron robbery was stolen from Lauderdale County. Dozier and Police Chief Ron Colburn found the abandoned car in the Corona community. After identifying Williams as their suspect, Dozier said he was located, serving time in the Lauderdale County Jail.
“We identified Williams on Sunday, and he had been taken into custody by Lauderdale County authorities on Saturday,” Dozier said.
Williams is charged with a robbery and the vehicle theft in Lauderdale County.
“We expect to have our charges filed against him on Monday,” Dozier said.
A female who was with Williams at the time of the Carbon Hill robbery has not been charged.
“That will be up to the district attorney,” Dozier said. “We will present our information about her and let them determine if she should be charged or not.”