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Joseph Van Johnson, 26, Bayou Body Count No. 54

In his 26-years, Carlos Demond Williams has been charged with possession of drugs, assault, even stealing a check. But none of that compares with the hot water he know finds himself in.

Williams is behind bars in the Harris County jail. He is charged with murder.

It was a little after 2 a.m. on Saturday at the Yum Yum's club at 8110 Boone Road near Sharpstown when employee Joseph Van Johnson was cleaning up and closing down for the night. At some point, police say, he was shot to death.

Detectives are not saying much about this case, but about seven hours after the shooting, police arrested Williams.

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At first, the arrest had nothing to do with the killing. Williams was charged with theft stemming from an October incident when Williams allegedly stole a $498 check.

Shortly after, however, he was charged with murder. Police have not said what the motive may have been.


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