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New charges added against Rincon fugitive

Ronnie Williams (Source: ECSO) Ronnie Williams (Source: ECSO)

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office added another charge against a man accused of leading deputies on a chase in a stolen car and escaping.

Ronnie Williams, 25, of Rincon, faces a charge of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, David Ehsanipoor, the public information officer for the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, told WTOC.

Ehsanipoor said another passenger who also ran from the stolen car has been identified. Williams is also wanted in Effingham County on these charges: possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, sale of cocaine and several other charges.

Ehsanipoor said that sheriff's office investigators and the Effingham County District Attorney's Office now know Williams pointed the stolen semi-automatic at a deputy and tried shoot at him, but it misfired.

Tyreik Walker, 17, of Savannah, was another passenger inside of the car that took off from deputies. ECSO now has warrants on Walker in connection with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a stolen automobile.   

Several of the charges stem from an incident Sunday night. Williams was the driver of a car that had been reported stolen out of Savannah and led Effingham County deputies on a chase, according to Ehsanipoor. He said the semi-automatic fired by Williams was stolen out of Cobb County.

Guyton's police chief told WTOC that they believe Williams was involved in an armed robbery on Saturday on Cedar Lane. Police said the vehicle that was in the Effingham County Sheriff's Office dashcam video matched the description in the armed robbery.  

Alexander said they are working with the sheriff's office to get Williams off of the streets.

Williams has been known to frequent the Savannah area and Effingham County. His last known address was at 511 W. Ninth St. in Rincon, according to the sheriff's office.

Williams has a long criminal history and is believed to be armed and dangerous, according to the sheriff's office.

Those with information on Williams or Walkers whereabouts can call the Effingham County Sheriff's Office at 912.754.3449, Guyton police at 912.772.8745 or CrimeStoppers in Savannah at 912.234.2020.

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