TAMPA, Fla. — A man released from Orient Road Jail as part of a move to prevent the spread of coronavirus is now facing a murder charge. 

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Joseph Edward Williams, 26, was arrested Monday in connection with a March 20 murder in the 8000 block of Ash Avenue. 

Last month, 164 inmates were released from jail due to coronavirus. 

Sheriff Chad Chronister said the inmates released were all non-violent, low-level offenders.

Williams actually spoke to Spectrum Bay News 9 upon his release March 19.

"I feel wonderful," Williams said that day as he walked outof jail. "It's a blessing that I'm getting released."

Chronister said Williams was arrested after shooting and killing a man in the Progress Village area on March 20 - a day after he was released. 

In a statement released after the arrest, Chronister said: "Judges, prosecutors and sheriffs around the country are facing difficult decisions during this health crisis with respect to balancing public health and public safety.

Williams is facing charges of second-degree murder, resisting an officer, being felon in possession of a firearm and possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. His bail has been set at $280,500.