The Columbus Police Department has arrested a suspect in the Thanksgiving murder of Cordell Lewis.
According to a press release, Undra Williams Jr., 25, of 2409 23rd Avenue North, was arrested at his home early on Dec. 15 by the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, the Lowndes County Narcotics Task Force and CPD. He is charged with murder
Lewis was fatally shot in the street outside the Trotter Convention Center after a Thanksgiving party. He later died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. It was the first murder of 2017 in Columbus.
The release said that Williams’ arrest is “one step in this investigation which is not over.”
Williams has had run-ins with law enforcement before. He pled guilty on Feb. 23, 2012, to possession of between 30 and 250 grams of pot stemming from a May 30, 2011, incident. He got three years non-adjudicated probation and $800 in fines from that charge. On March 23, 2015, he was charged with aggravated assault for shooting Eddie Rice. On Dec. 4, 2015, that charged was reduced to simple assault and sent back to city court.