Trucker indicted for murder of Stephanie Williams - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Trucker indicted for murder of Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams Stephanie Williams
Kenneth R. Dunn (Provided by Lubbock County Sheriff's Office) Kenneth R. Dunn (Provided by Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)

Kenneth R. Dunn was indicted by a Lubbock Grand Jury Tuesday for the murder of Stephanie Williams. He is currently being held on a $500,000 bond. 

Lubbock homicide detectives helped arrest 54-year-old Kenneth Ray Dunn in Lancaster, TX near Dallas. Dunn lives in San Antonio, but works in Lancaster at High Country Transport as a truck driver.

On January 25th 43-year-old Stephanie Williams was found dead wrapped in a sheet near 46th and Locust Avenue in Lubbock. That morning, Lubbock Police believe Williams, who lives in the Dallas area, left that area with Dunn.

Dunn was driving an 18-wheeler, and was headed to Lubbock to drop off a shipment.

"Detectives were able to confirm Dunn was in Lubbock delivering a load on Wednesday the 25th, the day Williams' boy was discovered," Jonathan Stewart, Lubbock Police Department public information officer.

An arrest warrant was issued on Tuesday with the help of the Lubbock District Attorney's Office, and on Wednesday morning around 9:32a.m. Lancaster Police and Lubbock detectives arrested Dunn as he returned to work from an out of state delivery.

"He was arrested without incident and he is now being held at the Dallas County Jail with a $500,000 bond," said Stewart.

Stewart says Williams died from blunt force trauma to the head, but he couldn't tell us what the murder weapon was. "It could be something like a tool," said Stewart.

It's also unclear where exactly the murder took place or when the murder happened. "That's something we're still looking into," he said.

Right now details have not been released about whether Dunn and Williams knew each other prior to the incident.

The five Lubbock homicide detectives who traveled to the Dallas area after Williams' body was found are still in the Lancaster area working on the investigation.

"They worked extremely hard for long hours and with great effort to bring this case to this point. For many of them they were also required to spend extended amounts of time away from home and families, and we are extremely thankful for their efforts," said Stewart.

KCBD will continue to investigate this case and bring you the latest details as we get them.

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