Wanted Sumter County man captured

Wanted Sumter County man captured

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Law enforcement in Americus had been searching for days for a man after an armed robbery and aggravated assault early last Friday morning.

Desi Arnez Williams was wanted after a man was shot in the leg during a robbery around 12:30 a.m. on Reddick Drive.

Monday afternoon about 3:30, the Sumter County Sheriff's Office announced that Williams was in custody.

Williams, 20, had several arrest warrants issued against him in regards to multiple shootings in the city and county over the past two weeks.

Sheriff Pete Smith thanked Americus Police and GSP with their cooperation in the traffic stop that enabled Investigators to make the arrest safely, and without incident.

Williams may face several charges, including armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with Friday's robbery.

According to police, Williams is also wanted on outstanding warrants for criminal trespass and simple battery for an incident that happened on April 25 as well as on warrants for aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, discharge of a firearm on/near public highway and criminal trespass in connection to an incident on April 26.

Police said the victim was taken to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center by a personal vehicle and his condition is believed to be non life-threatening.

Anyone with any information about cases involving Williams is urged to call the Americus Police tip line at (229) 924-4102.

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