Man of interest in Williams case jailed on parole charge

Updated: February 2, 2007, 4:51 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- A man police consider a person of interest in the fatal shooting of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was convicted Friday of an unrelated parole violation and ordered to serve 180 days in prison.

Authorities said Willie Clark, 23, had been living in a different house than the one listed in his parole agreement. He will get credit for 29 days he has spent in jail since he was arrested Jan. 5

Police have said they hoped Clark could provide information to help find Williams' killer. They said his name came up in the investigation but declined to give specifics.

Clark's attorney, Michael Andre, has said Clark has no information about the shooting.

Williams, 24, was shot in the neck and two other people were wounded as they were riding away from a New Year's Eve party at a Denver nightclub in a stretch Hummer limousine.

Clark's parole conviction came in a closed administrative hearing of the State Parole Board. He had been paroled in July after serving a prison sentence for a 2002 vehicle theft.

Andre told The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News that Clark was also convicted of failing to pay about $5,000 in restitution and failing to pay a $10 monthly parole-management fee.

Andre did not immediately return a call to The Associated Press.


Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press