Chase ends in successful capture

By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News Editor

Nov 12, 2007 - A brief multi-agency chase of a wanted San Antonio man said to be armed and dangerous concluded at noon Saturday just west of Sulphur Springs, with the suspect being taken into custody.

Local officials were alerted that the 54-year-old man was wanted in Bexar County for aggravated sexual assault of a child, retaliation, impersonating a public servant and felon in possession of a firearm charges and had eluded capture there, but was reported to be headed to Northeast Texas in a green 1998 Ford Escort. According to officials from the other agency, David Kendall Williams had been reported to be “armed and not afraid to hurt himself and officers;”  he was thought to be suicidal.

Deputies spotted the Escort he was thought to be traveling in at 11:40 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 30 west of Sulphur Springs. Deputies attempted to initiate a felony traffic stop, but instead of stopping continued traveling on I-30. Deputies alerted other officers of the situation and asked for assistance. Traffic near the vehicle was slowed by officers to give plenty of room as a precaution.

Williams pulled over a short distance later between the 118 and 119 mile markers on I-30 west. When officers approached, Williams didn’t want to give up nor get out of his vehicle. He was soon, however, taken into custody by deputies Tanner Crump and Gary McLarry at noon on the Bexar County aggravated sexual assault of a child, retaliation, impersonating a public servant and felon in possession of a firearm warrants.

Bexar County authorities asked that deputies check for a laptop in the vehicle which is alleged to contain evidence that he sexually assaulted the child.

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