UPDATE: Sadly, Hawkins body was found Tuesday in an area referred to as an “illegal dump site,” by police.
Walker County Sheriff James Underwood said the body was wrapped up in some sort of covering. Reese, from Quinton who is being held as a person of interest in Hawkin’s case was arrested was arrested on Jackson Road between Pinson and Morris. According to AL.com Reese was charged with attempted murder in Jefferson County in 2013 after he allegedly hit a man over the head with a gun and tried to shoot him and has yet to go to trial and in Sept. 2015 he was charged with public intoxication and possession of marijuana after an arrest in Jasper.
Original story: Nicholas Hawkins, 19, who lives in Winfield, Ala. with his grandparents and brother went missing on Saturday. His mother received a phone call from him around 8 p.m. on Saturday and he told her that “someone was trying to kill him,” the phone went dead after that. Hawkins was seen at the Dollar General earlier that day. His vehicle, a 2009 white Chrysler Sebring with a Marion County tag was found at a residence in Dora on Sunday evening.
“When the family last spoke to (Hawkins) he stated someone was trying to harm him,” Dora police stated in a statement. Then on Tuesday, Dora Police Chief Jared Hall said Joshua Adam Reese was a person of interest in the disappearance of Nicholas and also Reese was arrested in Morris for an outstanding warrant in Walker County. Anyone with information on Hawkins’ whereabouts are asked to call Dora police at 205-648-3211.