Man arrested in Calhoun County, accused of firing at police
Calhoun County law enforcement agents took a man into custody early Thursday morning, Feb. 16, after the suspect fled from officers and apparently shot at them late Wednesday evening, Feb. 15. Drugs were at the root of the incident, reports said.
Arrested, according to reports, was Charles Williams 45, who faces multiple charges of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.
The incident was reported at the intersection of Nesbitt Lake Road and Cove Road of Jacksonville, Ala. around 2: 15 a.m. Wednesday, reports said
Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade said game wardens and other supporting agencies apprehended Williams after aiding the search throughout the day.
Deputies began looking for Williams after he reportedly went to the home of family members armed with an AR-15 and he apparently stole another A-15 from what the reports indicated.
According to reports, deputies saw Williams on the road after discovering his trailer in flames and they said he tried to hit deputies and then fired at them.
He fired at least two more times and continued to travel after deputies shot out one of his tires, reports said.
Sheriff Wade said drugs were to blame.
Wade expressed his appreciation to all agencies who assisted in this case including Oxford and Gadsden Police, Etowah, Cherokee and Dekalb County sheriff’s offices, the FBI, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and game wardens.