Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Williams was last seen in Naples, Florida on January 12, 2004. A Collier County sheriff's deputy, Corporal Steven Henry Calkins, claims he stopped him on the road. Williams was driving a white Cadillac, which was having engine problems. He did not have a valid license or insurance, his registration had expired, and the vehicle belonged to someone else. He could potentially have been cited for six moving violations. Calkins says he did not cite Williams for anything, but dropped him off at a "Circle K" convenience store in the vicinity of Wiggins Pass Road and US 41. Williams told him he worked at the store.
A "Circle K" employee stated that she saw both Williams and Calkins that morning. She says Calkins used the store's bathroom, and Williams filled a container with gasoline and left the store alone. Calkins later stated he left Williams at the store, returned to the Cadillac to have it towed, then called the Circle K store and discovered Williams did not really work there. However, his cellular phone records do not show the call being placed, and store employees do not remember it either.
Calkins was also the last person to see another man, Felipe Santos, who disappeared in October 2003. He got into a minor car accident and Calkins reportedly gave him a ride to a Circle K convenience store. He has never been heard from again.
Calkins, a seventeen-year veteran of the police department, had a clean record prior to this incident.
He has not been charged in the disappearances of Williams or Santos and maintains his innocence.
Calkins' patrol car was tested for blood and signs of a struggle, but nothing was found.
One of the three polygraph tests he took indicated some deception.
Williams parents filed complaint against Calkins after their son's disappearance and the deputy was subsequently fired by the police department. An internal investigation found that he had lied about the Williams case and violated agency policy.
Williams's mother believes her son did not leave voluntarily, she states that he would never let so much time pass without contacting her. He kept in almost daily touch with her before he vanished. Many of his belongings were left behind at her home. Williams had moved to Naples from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to be closer to his mother after trouble with the law. He was due back in court in Tennessee, where he was facing jail time for failure to pay child support.
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Collier County Sheriff's Office