Patterson Indicted for First Degree Murder

Press Release

The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess releases the following information:

On June 8, 2018, a Jackson County Grand Jury returned an indictment for First Degree Murder against Frederick W. Patterson III, age 21, for killing his cellmate, Arthur Williams, by beating him with his fists and feet.

The homicide occurred at the Jackson County Correctional Facility in Marianna on January 15, 2018.  It was investigated by the Marianna Police Department.

Patterson is currently serving a Life sentence for Second Degree Murder.  On October 2, 2015, Patterson, while housed at Apalachee Correctional Institution in Sneads, Florida, used his hands and feet to beat his cellmate, Scott Collinsworth, to death.  He will be arraigned on June 19, 2018, before Circuit Judge Christopher Patterson.

For additional information, contact Chief Assistant Attorney Larry Basford.