Necktie used to kill Army veteran found slain in Alabama apartment, records state

Johnnie Will Anderson III was found slain in his Homewood apartment. (Carol Robinson/

A U.S. Army veteran found slain in his Homewood apartment more than one week ago was strangled with a necktie, according to newly released court documents.

An affidavit in the capital murder case against 29-year-old Alexandria Nicole Davis was made public Monday, and alleges the Birmingham woman used a necktie to kill Johnnie Will Anderson III during the course of committing a theft of his cell phone, car keys and a debit card.

Anderson’s decomposing body was found Friday, Sept. 10, at his home at the Park at Buckingham apartments on Aspen Circle. Authorities believe he had been dead for several days.

Court records do not list an attorney to comment on Davis’s behalf, and authorities haven’t disclosed the relationship between Davis and Anderson.

Davis was taken into custody Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Circle K on Lorna Road. She is also charged with attempted murder in the unrelated stabbing of another woman that happened in Birmingham on Saturday, just hours before she was arrested in Hoover.

In the Birmingham case, the stabbing happened sometime Saturday in the 1500 block of 13th Street South. No additional details were immediately available in that case except that the victim is a 36-year-old female.

The lookout bulletin for the suspect in the stabbing matched the description of Anderson’s missing vehicle. An officer spotted the wanted vehicle Saturday afternoon.

Both Homewood and Birmingham police also responded to the scene, and Birmingham police placed Davis in the Birmingham City Jail pending their ongoing stabbing investigation.

Birmingham detectives then charged Davis with attempted murder and obstruction of justice, claiming she provided them with a false identity. After the formal warrants were obtained, she was booked into the Jefferson County Jail at 3:51 p.m. Monday on bonds totaling $165,000.

On Thursday, Sept. 16, Homewood detectives obtained the warrants in Anderson’s death.

She is being held in the Jefferson County Jail without bond in connection with Anderson’s slaying.

Davis had just been arrested on Aug. 30 by Hoover police on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. That arrest followed Hoover police responding to a reported robbery that turned out to be a civil dispute. Used needles and meth were found during that incident, according to court records.

Prior to that arrest, Davis in May had pleaded guilty to a 2020 theft of a Nissan from a man in Birmingham. As part of her plea, she was ordered to take part in the Deferred Theft Court Program, with the stipulation that she would have to serve 18 months in prison if she failed the program.

On Sept. 12, a judge ruled her non-compliant and issued a warrant for her arrest.


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