Suspect in David Pollard death investigation faces 11 additional charges

By: Natalie Fultz
nfultz@wltz.com

COLUMBUS, GA (WLTZ) — The man Columbus police believed was responsible for killing a baseball coach was found at local hotel Monday night when he was arrested, according to police reports.

William C. Cross, 19, was arrested at Value Place Hotel on Victory Drive. He was taken to the Muscogee County Jail and charged with Felony Murder, Theft By Taking Auto, Homicide by Vehicle 1st Degree Felony.

According to the Muscogee County School District, Cross was a former student of the district. He went to Carver High School, the same school of the man he was accused of killing, baseball coach David Pollard.

Cross also attended Spencer High School and Hardaway High School.

WLTZ First News reporter, Natalie Fultz also confirmed Cross had no prior arrests in Muscogee County before Monday night.

A source with the Columbus Police Department said Cross was also facing 11 additional charges, but would not comment on what the charges were until after Cross’s first scheduled court appearance on Thursday, May 5 at 9 a.m.

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