Following a weeks-long hunt along the East Coast, Tennessee authorities on Tuesday night announced the capture of Sean Williams.
He was a wanted man suspected of raping women and children. He was caught in Florida.
Who is Sean Williams?
Sean Williams was the former owner of Glass and Concrete Contracting LLC in Johnson City. Following three different incidents in Washington County, he was apprehended and charged with 20 charges of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of child rape, and three counts of sexual violence before he absconded from detention in October.
The 52-year-old was a “Most Wanted” fugitive who “was located and arrested in Pinellas County, Florida,” according to the U.S. Marshal Service Eastern District of Tennessee and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).
U.S. Marshal David Jolley in a statement said, “Everybody up here in Tennessee is certainly very relieved to have this guy back in custody.” “This man is a true human predator—a very dangerous man. I’m always glad to see such folks back off the streets.”
Williams was traced by state and federal law enforcement agents, including U.S. Marshals, to a pickup truck that was taken on November 17 from North Carolina. Following that, “through some very good investigative work,” officials were able to locate the truck in Pinellas County, Florida, last week, according to Jolley.
Williams was in the 7-Eleven in Largo, Florida, on Thursday, according to a 7-Eleven employee who phoned the police.
Sean Williams was located by a K9 team with the @SheriffPinellas and taken into custody without any problems. Fantastic job by all participating agencies!” TBI stated in a post on X, the old name for Twitter, on Thursday.
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee claims that in October, Williams allegedly kicked open a car’s rear window and fled while being transferred from the Laurel County Correctional Center in Kentucky back to his native state of Tennessee.