NC, SC officials say serial killer is under arrest

(Chesterfield) March 9, 2006 - Officials say they've arrested a man they suspect in three murders and a rape. They say the crimes happened over the course of nine years and across two states.

The last murder victim was Sharon Tucker Stone, whose dismembered body was found last month off the side of the road at the intersection of Peach Orchard Road and Highway 151 in Chesterfield County.

Before investigators made the connection, no one suspected 42-year-old Scott Williams, and he had not been interviewed regarding the previous murders of Sharon House Pressley and Christina Outz Parker.

Williams led a quiet life in Monroe, North Carolina. He was a North Carolina Department of Transportation worker, a member of a road crew. Williams has no criminal record. In fact, in a press conference, the comment was made, "He's lived a normal life, except on these three or four occasions."

And on those occasions, officials don't think Williams kidnapped the women in order to murder them. They would not comment further on motive.

The break in the case came when investigators found links between Williams and Stone, and through interviews detectives were able to determine how Williams knew Pressley and Parker as well.

During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered an additional sexual assault they think Williams committed. This victim has not been named to protect her identity, but she is cooperating fully with investigators.

Officials say Williams is also cooperating.

He faces three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of first-degree forcible sex offense and four counts of kidnapping.

Williams is being held in the Union County Jail without bond and will go to court on April fifth.

Updated 8:45pm by Chantelle Janelle