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For Immediate Release

July 12, 2010 SDUSM Hector Gomez, Western District of Texas - Austin  (512) 916.5393   
Fugitive Arrested by Task Force in South Carolina Shooting
LSFTF LogoAustin, TX – Nasadeam Stewart, 19, of New Ellenton, South Carolina was arrested this evening without incident by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.  Stewart was arrested at approximately 6:00 p.m., in the 8200 block of Hood Circle, in South Austin.
Task Forces officers were alerted to Stewart’s presence in Austin this morning by the U.S. Marshals Service in Columbia, SC.  Stewart, along with Keith Antonio Williams, 21 and Kennard Thomas, 19, also of New Ellenton, SC, was part of a trio charged two weeks ago by Aiken, South Carolina authorities with the alleged attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in Aiken.  Aiken is located just north of the Georgia-South Carolina state line. 

It is further alleged that Stewart was part of the trio that shot the victim and discharged several rounds in the victim’s home.  The victim is expected to recover from a shoulder injury.  Keith Antonio Williams is currently sought by law enforcement authorities and his whereabouts are presumed unknown.  Thomas was arrested by South Carolina authorities shortly after the shooting.  

Task Force officers surveilled a home in the 8200 block of Hood Circle and identified Stewart as he was departing the residence. Officers swarmed in for the arrest and no weapons were recovered at the scene.  Officers are following up to determine if Williams was ever in the Austin area.

Stewart was remanded to the custody of the Travis County Sheriff pending extradition to South Carolina. 

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas states, “The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force will pursue fugitives who pose a serious threat to our communities and attempt to find safe haven in the Western District of Texas.”  

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin –
  • Austin Police Department-Intelligence Unit
  • Travis County Sheriff’s Office
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice OIG
  • Williamson, Caldwell, Hays and Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office
  • Williamson County DA’s Office
  • Texas Rangers
  • Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
  • U.S. Marshals Service

Keith Antonio Williams is still a  fugitive.

For further information pertaining to the local criminal case, contact Sgt. Aaron Dowdy at the Aiken Department of Public Safety, (803) 642-7620.