Governor raises Creech reward to #036;10,000

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 18, 2002

Gov. Don Siegelman has doubled the reward from $5,000 to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of a suspect in the recent murder of William Parmer Creech of Greenville.

Creech was found shot twice and robbed in his home on Highway 31 South on the morning of Jan. 29. Recent developments in this case have been made and officials are hoping for an arrest to be made very soon.

Butler County District Attorney John Andrews asked for a reward in the case immediately after the investigation began and a $5,000 reward was offered by Siegelman.

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Butler County Sheriff Diane Harris said that after the recent developments, Andrews asked the governor to increase the amount of the reward and Siegelman granted the $5,000 increase in the reward.

Sheriff Diane Harris said she feels an arrest will be made soon, when officials know "who killed Creech."

She is still asking that anyone with any information in this case to come forward. "Anyone who might have seen something that night or anyone who might have heard anything about what happened is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office," Harris said. "You never know; it could be something that could break this case."

Harris also said she is thankful for the help of Gov. Siegelman and said it has been a great help in the Sheriff's Office and Alabama Bureau of Investigations probe.

"I really appreciate the governor for everything he has done," she said.