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For Immediate Release

April 27, 2016

CDUSM Chris Atwater,
Middle District of North Carolina
(336) 332-8702
SDUSM Michael Potter,
Middle District of North Carolina
(336) 554-8545

Shooting Suspect Arrested By
Task Force In Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Greensboro, NC – On April 25, 2016, at approximately 10:10 AM, Rico Jamar Williams was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) out of Greensboro. On April 20, 2016, the Winston-Salem Police Department took out an arrest warrant charging Williams, 30, with assault with a dangerous weapon inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by felon and injury to real property. The alleged charges stem from an incident that occurred on April 20, 2016, when Williams and his girlfriend were in a verbal argument that escalated when a victim tried to break it up. According to authorities, Williams shot the victim in the leg and fled the scene.

Investigators with the JFTF developed information through investigative efforts that Williams was staying at 4029 May Street in Winston-Salem. At approximately 10:00 AM, the JFTF surrounded and converged on the residence. Numerous attempts were relayed to Williams to surrender to authorities but were ignored. Approximately ten minutes after authorities made contact with Williams, the JFTF took him into custody as he exited out the back door of the residence. Williams was transported to the Forsyth County Detention Center where he is currently being held on the alleged charges.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Immigration Customs and Enforcement, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.

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