Charleston, WV - A major fugitive, wanted on two counts of criminal attempt to commit murder on Police Officers and numerous armed robbery warrants, was arrested by the Charleston Police Department, U.S. Marshals, and members of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) on the west side of Charleston early this morning.
Rashad Akeem Williams, 21 years old, was being sought by the Macon Police Department, Georgia for firing at Police Officers during an armed robbery. It is possible that Williams may face additional local charges related to this morning’s arrest, subsequent to a search warrant executed by MDENT on the residence where Williams was found.
Fugitive from Justice charges will be filed against Williams, and he will be held at the South Central Regional Jail pending an extradition hearing in Kanawha County Court.
Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.
The United States Marshals Service's Cops United Felony Fugitive Enforcement Division (CUFFED) Task Force is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from over twenty local, county, state, and federal agencies in Southern West Virginia. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest violent felons and sexual predators. Last year, U.S. Marshals task forces arrested more than 27,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.