Child abuse charges filed

Williams charged with three counts of willful abuse of children; some under the age of 12

A Flomaton man was arrested Tuesday on three felony counts of willful abuse of a child following an investigation that began in Florida.

Anthony Williams, 56, was arrested by Flomaton police and transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton. Williams was scheduled to appear before Escambia County District Judge Eric Coale for a bond hearing Wednesday afternoon.

Flomaton Police Chief Johnny Wilson said his department received a child abuse complaint from the Department of Human Resources in Alabama involving four children who lived in the Flomaton Police Department jurisdict...

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