Greenville Police capture fugitive wanted out of Maryland


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Greenville Police captured a violent fugitive wanted on first-degree burglary charges out of Maryland after he ran from a traffic stop Saturday.

It happened shortly before 4 p.m. on September 3rd. Greenville Police Sergeant K.Z. Thomas pulled William Williams over near 14th Street and Charles Boulevard. Williams’ license plate was flagged in the system after the Department received a “Be on the Lookout” alert about him.

Williams pulled over into a gas station and took off running behind the Swashbuckler Car Wash and Province Apartments. GPD K9 Chesty found him in some woods hiding in a small culvert in knee-deep water.

Williams is wanted on a warrant from Maryland for First Degree Burglary charges. He is in the Pitt County Detention Center as he awaits extradition back to Maryland.

Three other people were in the car at the time of the traffic stop. They did not attempt to run and were not charged.

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