Memphis, Tennessee’s Reginald J. Williams charged with civil rights intimidation


Cleotha Abston, 38, of Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States allegedly abducted Eliza Wellford Fletcher, 34, of Memphis on September 2, 2022. On September 5, 2022, she was found dead.

On September 7, 2022, Ezekiel Kelly, 19, of Tennessee was arrested after fatally shooting four people in Memphis. He went by Zeke Huncho on Facebook.


Also on September 7, 2022, Reginald J. Williams, 18, of Memphis, Tennessee, United States and another man were riding in a car while discussing the possibility of shooting people based on their race. They took to Facebook to share a video of the discussion.

“I’m fixing to go on ahead and gone Zeek Mode on nothing but white people,” Williams said in the video. “I catch any white h– on the sidewalk you going to get popped tonight. He already shot a white old man. I’m fixing to shoot a white old lady s–t while her grandkids in the car.”


On September 8, 2022, the Memphis Police Department received a tip from a woman, who reported the video of a man on social media making a threat to those who were going to participate in a memorial run for Fletcher. With the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation‘s office in Memphis, the department identified Williams as the man in the video but did not release information about the other man in the video.

On September 9, 2022, authorities contacted Williams’ father, who said he would bring his son to the Memphis Gang Unit office to speak with investigators. That day, the teenager was arrested and charged with civil rights intimidation, disorderly conduct, harassment and act of terrorism.

It marked the sixth time Williams was arrested. On September 12, 2022, he will appear in court.

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