An individually organized “March for Justice” is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 13, from a local church to the Lincoln County Jail in protest of the recent death of an inmate.
The march will get underway at 12 noon Saturday in Fayetteville, beginning at St. Paul AME Church on College Street. It will wind its way to the jail by way of Mulberry Avenue, out the Winchester Highway to its intersection with U.S. Highway 64, where it will turn onto the bypass and continue to the jail.
The event is planned to protest the death of William Bernard Hawk, an inmate who died after an altercation with corrections officers at the Lincoln County Jail on Sept. 15. The chain of events that occurred that day remains under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), according to authorities.
Hawk was in jail facing charges of attempted criminal homicide in connection with an incident in July that sent a local woman to a trauma center after she sustained multiple gunshot wounds, officials said at the time.
Funeral services for Hawk were held Sept. 22 at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church here in Fayetteville.