Man ar­rested in Cal­houn County, ac­cused of fir­ing at po­lice

Cherokee County Herald - - VIEWPOINTS -

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.

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