Charge Dropped Against Figure In Darrent Williams Case

Monday, October 15th 2007, 1:09 pm
By: News On 6

DENVER (AP) _ A judge in Denver is dismissing an attempted-murder charge against the owner of the vehicle police believe was used in the drive-by shooting of Denver Broncos and former Oklahoma State cornerback Darrent Williams.

The charge against Brian Hicks is not related to Williams' killing but to an attack in 2005. Hicks was in jail when Williams was killed as he and others were driving away from a New Year's Eve party at a Denver nightclub.

A Denver district judge dismissed the attempted-murder charge because federal authorities refused to make him available in the state case by a Friday deadline.

Federal authorities are pursuing a drug case against Hicks and have priority over the state case.

Williams played cornerback at Oklahoma State and was drafted by the Broncos in the second round of the 2005 NFL draft.

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