Abbeville officer injured while serving warrant, suspect apprehended after attempting to flee on foot
Already wanted for his alleged connection to the south side gang in Abbeville, Justin Williams now faces charges of injuring a police officer attempting to serve him an arrest warrant.
Abbeville Police arrested Williams, 28, of Abbeville Friday afternoon. Police had a warrant for Racketeering, for which he has a $750,000 bond. Williams also faces charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Hydrocodone ($20,000 bond), possession with intent to distribute cocaine ($20,000 bond), transaction involving proceeds from drug offenses and resisting an officer by force ($5,000) bond.
Members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office helped during the arrest.
Abbeville Police Department Lt. David Hardy said officers found Williams in possession of 50 grams of crack cocaine and more than 84 Hydrocodone pills. Officers also seized nearly $1,500.
Hardy said after officers located Williams in his vehicle. A pursuit then occurred. Williams reportedly excited his vehicle while it was still in drive, which resulted in his vehicle hitting a police car.
Williams fled on foot. Officers located him near the corner of South Guegnon Street and 7th Street. A K-9 officer assisted in apprehending Williams.
“During the arrest an officer was injured,” Hardy said.
The officer is currently recovering from a non-life threatening injury.