High Point, NC – Today, June 6, 2014 at 1:45 PM, Rashawn Jeffery Williams, a 32 year old, Black Male was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) with the assistance of the High Point Police Department (HPPD). Williams was wanted by the Williamsport Police Department in Williamsport, Pennsylvania for Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm, and Terroristic Threats. All charges stem from an incident that occurred on June 1, 2014 where Williams is suspected to have shot and killed Aaron Coty Lowry during an argument.
The JFTF conducted surveillance in the area of 2370 Bellemeade Drive in High Point. While members of the JFTF surrounded the apartment building, Williams exited out a back window of a separate apartment and ran into a wooded area. A High Point Police Officer K-9 Unit responded and a perimeter was established. The (HPPD) Canine Officer tracked Williams into the woods where Williams was subsequently subdued. Williams sustained a minor injury and is currently being treated at the High Point Regional Hospital. Williams is being held on these charges and is pending extradition back to Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.