WANTED: Marshals say fugitive may be in Carolinas


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — US Marshals are widening their net in a year-long search for a man wanted for crimes in Virginia, and the now say he could be in the Carolinas.

The Marshals Service today released more information in their fugitive hunt for Andrew “Andy” Williams, who is wanted in Colonial Heights, VA, for several crimes, including possession of a controlled substance and firearm related charges.

Investigators say Williams has been on the run for more than a year since he failed to appear for trial in January 2015 on charges stemming from a June 2014 arrest. They say Williams has eluded capture and seemed to fall off law enforcement’s radar ever since. Marshals say Williams has a long criminal history, including arrest for drugs, firearms, and assault and battery.

The Marshals Service says Williams has ties to Virginia, but he could be in North Carolina, South Carolina or Florida. He has brown eyes and brown hair, but may be partially gray on the sides. Williams also occasionally wears glasses. He could be working any under-the-table paying job such as construction or landscaping.

“He could be anywhere at this point in time. We are still actively seeking him and will continue to search until he is apprehended. We are asking the public to help us in anyway possible,” US Marshal Robert Mathieson said in a news release.

Anyone who may have had contact with or seen Williams is asked to contact the US Marshals at (877) WANTED-2 or send an e-mail to usms.wanted@usdoj.gov. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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