E.B. man confesses to murder

Everett held without bond for strangling Elisha Johnson

A missing person report turned into murder warrants being signed on an East Brewton resident who officials say confessed to strangling the woman to death and then dumping her body.

William Joseph Everett, Jr., 50, 3044 Travis Road, was arrested Friday, Aug. 19 and later charged with the murder of Elisha Jordan.

During a bond hearing Monday before District Judge Eric Coale, Everett was ordered to be held without bond.

Sheriff Jackson said a family member and friend of Jordan reported they couldn't find her Friday morning and went to Everett's residence to talk to him. It was reported that Evere...

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