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ECSO still seeking fugitive

POSTED: August 16, 2012 8:45 p.m.

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A suspect in a Sunday night chase with an Effingham County Sheriff’s deputy has turned himself in, according to the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Tyriek Walker, 17, of Savannah, turned himself in to Effingham County Sheriff’s investigators Wednesday evening. He and Ronnie Williams are suspected of being involved in a chase where a stolen vehicle and stolen firearms were recovered.

Walker was a passenger in the stolen vehicle which Williams was driving, according to the ECSO. Deputies are still asking for the public’s assistance in locating Williams, who is considered to be armed and dangerous. Williams is wanted for numerous charges, including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Williams also is alleged to have attempted to fire a weapon at the deputy pursuing him Sunday night, but the semi-automatic gun misfired.

Walker has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime along with several other charges.

Walker is being held in the Effingham County jail.

Deputies had been looking for Williams after he skipped a May court date. He was scheduled to stand trial before Superior Court Judge John R. Turner on charges of sale of cocaine and possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute. He has been convicted five times, four for drug-related charges.

Williams also may have made threats against individuals involved in other drug cases and also is suspected of tampering with a witness’ vehicle. That vehicle eventually crashed, and the driver was seriously injured.

Williams has been known to frequent the Savannah area and Effingham County. His last known address was at 511 W. 9th Street in Rincon.

Anyone with information on William’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office at 754-3449 or Crime Stoppers at (912) 234-2020. Anyone with information can remain anonymous. 


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