Search continues for one of 'most wanted fugitives' in region
Ronnie Williams (Source: ECSO)
Tyreik Walker (Source: ECSO)
SPRINGFIELD, GA (WTOC) -
The search continues for Ronnie Williams, 25, of Rincon. He's been wanted by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office for two months for several outstanding charges including 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, and sale of cocaine.
Det. David Ehsanipoor said: "In our opinion, he's probably one of the most wanted fugitives in this entire region."
Williams is now facing a charge of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer following a chase with Effingham County sheriff's deputies. Deputies said that during the chase through a Springfield mobile home park, Williams is seen on dashcam video pointing a gun at a deputy.
Upon review of the .32 semi-automatic gun and bullets, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's Office determined Williams pulled the trigger, according to Ehsanipoor. But the gun misfired.
"That right there is probably one of the most dangerous people in this region right now. If you're going to try to shoot one of our deputies, we're going to find you and you're going back to jail," Ehsanipoor said of Williams.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has also identified another suspect, Tyreik Walker, 17, of Savannah. They say Walker was a passenger in the stolen Scion on Sunday night. The Effingham County Sheriff's Office now has warrants on Walker for possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a stolen automobile.
Those with information on Williams' or Walker's 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.