Adam McWilliams, a former WAPT-TV meteorologist, was arrested and charged with attempted murder after a gunshot at his house in Middleburg, Florida. Surgery saved the chest-shot sufferer. McWilliams is in Clay County Jail on a hefty bond.
Adam McWilliams’ Arrest and Charges
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a gunshot at a Middleburg residence on Long Bay Road on June 2, 2023. The driveway had a guy with a gunshot wound to the chest. Critically ill, the guy was flown.
The suspect, 36-year-old Adam Sidney McWilliams, was arrested, according to an arrest report. The report indicated that McWilliams grew agitated and began hitting his head on the wall between the front seats from the rear seats while in the back of a police cruiser.
McWilliams was brought into Clay County Jail for attempted murder, not premeditated second-degree. A $750,000 bail holds him.
Career and Background of Adam McWilliams
Adam McWilliams, a meteorologist with WAPT-TV, an ABC local affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi, joined the network in 2019. As part of the 16 WAPT Weather Team, he graced weekday morning and noon news broadcasts.
The station’s online biography of McWilliams reveals a native Mississippian, who earned his geosciences and broadcast meteorology degree from Mississippi State University. Additionally, he took up communication as a minor subject.
Before his stint at WAPT-TV, McWilliams lent his meteorological expertise to WTVA-TV in Tupelo, Mississippi, and WJTV-TV in Jackson, Mississippi. He also earned experience during an internship at WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee.
A few months prior, an unidentified medical issue compelled McWilliams to take a hiatus from his duties at WAPT-TV. However, no current updates about his health or his status with the station are available.
Current Status and Updates on Adam McWilliams
As of July 18, 2023, Adam McWilliams’ case and the victim’s state are unknown. Clay County Jail holds McWilliams on a hefty bond. The unnamed victim’s gunshot wound needed surgery.
The shooting and McWilliams’ connection with the victim are unknown. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office stated it is investigating and will disclose further information.
Former meteorologist Adam McWilliams faces attempted murder charges after shooting a man at his Florida home. Surgery saved him. McWilliams has a high bail. The shooting’s cause is unclear.