Lee Roy Williams in jail after a standoff with police - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lee Roy Williams in jail after a standoff with police

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

BATON ROUGE, LA (KPLC) - With guns drawn, three different police agencies surrounded Lee Roy Williams in a standoff lasting just over one hour.

"The suspect tried to run over a deputy. Another deputy tried to shoot out his tire," said Sheriff Sid Gautreaux with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

In a desperate attempt to break free, Williams tried to bust through the railing surrounding the park near the LSU Campus.  

"When he did, he got hung up on the rail. So, he wasn't going anywhere," said Sheriff Gautreaux.

Eventually police managed to get Williams out of the vehicle, and take him into custody. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's detectives believe Williams knows something, after living in the trailer where four people were murdered for three months. Lee Roy Williams, along with the blue Ford Explorer is being transported back to Lake Charles on a material witness warrant, with a bond set at $5 million, as well as unrelated drug charges.

Sheriff Mancuso said now that Williams, and the Ford Explorer have been located the case is not over. There is still a lot of work to be done, and a lot of evidence to look over.

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