Armed suspect in custody

Incident happened this afternoon

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 3:04pm

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputies and other law enforcement have a suspected shooter in custody. Around 2:45 p.m. police shut down I-10 near the LSU exit because a man with a gun was spotted at Dalrymple and May Street. Residents around the LSU Lakes were asked to stay in doors.

The suspect Lee Roy Williams Jr. was taken into custody around 3:30 this afternoon. He has been identified as a person of interest in a quadruple murder case that happened in Lake Charles days ago.

Below is the original statement issued by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s is looking for a person of interest in the quadruple homicide at 5859 Tom Hebert Rd., Lot #70 in Lake Charles. Lee Roy Williams, Jr, 52, was a resident of the trailer where the murders occurred. His last known addresses prior to living in Lake Charles were in Meridian, MS and Chicago, IL

Williams is a black male who is between 6’ 2” and 6’ 3” and weighs approximately 350 - 400 pounds. He is also known as “Big Lee” and “Big Man.”

The blue 2000 Ford XLT Explorer with the Mississippi license plate # LCE 755 the Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking is registered to Williams out of Lauderdale County in Mississippi.

Williams was last seen with the four victims Friday evening prior to the murders and has not been seen since that time.

Williams has prior arrests and convictions for involuntary manslaughter and breaking/entering in North Carolina; and larceny and forgery arrests and convictions in Mississippi. He is a known crack cocaine user and frequents areas known for drug activity. He has been described as being a transient and has known to frequent homeless shelters and food centers.

A warrant for Williams’ arrest for possession of CDS II (an unrelated charge) has been signed by Judge David Ritchie with a bond of $25,000.

If anyone knows of Williams’ whereabouts or the whereabouts of the Ford Explorer, please call Crimestoppers at (337) 439-2222 or (800) 737-8677 or the Sheriff’s Office at (337) 491-3605.

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