MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — (8/14/19) A man who walked away from work release last month in Alabama has been caught in Louisiana.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office says 43-year-old Chris Wayne Williams was serving 20 years for manslaughter when he left a job site in Shelby County, Alabama, on July 11.
A news release Wednesday said deputies got a tip that he was hiding at a home north of Mandeville and arrested him Monday after a brief chase on foot. Two residents were also arrested.
Williams was arrested as a fugitive and on charges of flight from an officer and two charges accusing him of giving a false name to officers.
Both Louisiana residents were arrested as accessories after the fact to Williams’ escape. One also was booked with possessing drug paraphernalia.