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Gwinnett Missing Person Murdered in Paulding County

Detectives with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrest a Paulding County man for the murder of a missing Gwinnett County man. 


On December 7, 2021 Detectives with the Gwinnett County Police Department met with Paulding Detectives regarding a missing Gwinnett County man.  Ronald Leonard Williams (B/M, 54 YOA) was reported missing on November 28, 2021 by his family in Gwinnett County.  The investigation revealed that Williams’ phone and vehicle were last known to be in Paulding County which is what led Gwinnett Detectives to meet with Paulding Detectives.

Gwinnett Detectives got a break in the case on December 3, 2021 when Williams’ vehicle was located in Cobb County at an apartment complex in unincorporated Smyrna.  Once they got the vehicle, Gwinnett Detectives located evidence inside the car which indicated that some type of an assault had occurred.  At that point, Detectives with the Gwinnett County Police Department, the Cobb County Police Department, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, and Agents with the GBI began to follow up on leads in an attempt to locate Williams.

On December 8, 2021 Paulding Detectives, along with Agents from the GBI, searched the area of the last known location of Williams’ cell phone.  Cobb Detectives canvased the area where Williams’ vehicle was located in Cobb County.  As a result of the search in Paulding County, as well as additional information that was obtained through various investigative means, a search warrant was secured for the residence located at 135 Valley Brook Drive, Dallas Georgia 30132. The home on Valley Brook Drive belonged to that of Wesley Richard Brock (W/M, 44 YOA) who was known to be an associate of Ronald Williams. 

Brock was interviewed at length and ultimately confessed to Agents and Detectives that he shot and killed Ronald Williams.  Brock indicated that he then disposed of Ronald Williams’ body in the area of Williams Road which is a rural area in northern Paulding County.  Brock was escorted to the area where he pointed out the location of Williams’ body to GBI Agents and Paulding Detectives. Williams’ body was located and pronounced deceased by the Paulding County Coroner.

Brock was subsequently arrested without incident and charged with the below listed offenses.  He is currently being housed in the Paulding County Jail with no bond.  

  • Malice Murder (F)
  • Felony Murder (F)
  • Aggravated Assault (F)
  • Concealing the Death of Another (F)
  • Possession of Firearm During the Commission of a Crime (F)

If you have any information about this case, please call the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Tip Line at (770) 443-3047 or you can send a message via the Paulding Sheriff mobile app.  

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