[UPDATE] TPD and LCSO on Scene of "Barricaded Subject"

By: Amy Long
By: Amy Long

UPDATE by Amy Long
One witness says, "They had the place surrounded down there and they were on the blow horn saying U.S. Marshals and they had an arrest warrant for.. couldn't make out the name and they said they wouldn't harm him if they come to the door."

Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force put a residential street on lock down Friday night after a fugitive barricaded himself in a home on the southside of Tallahassee.

U.S. Marshal's looking for fugitive Derek Williams arrived at 604 Laura Lee Avenue with search warrants- when Williams refused to come out- the task force called in back up.

"It was kinda exciting at first but I didn't know if there might be some shooting you know?" says a neighbor.

Tallahassee Police say Williams was wanted on an outstanding warrant for shooting at police while fleeing on foot from an armed robbery that happened back on December 5, 2010. After a 90 minute stand-off he surrendered without any shots being fired.

U.S. Marshals say in light of the fatal law enforcement shootings they weren't going to take a gamble, especially the same day two fallen police officers were laid to rest after being killed while serving warrants in St. Petersburg; and the double police murder in Miami that took place last Thursday.

Michael Martinez says, "I think it's extremely disturbing, I mean they are out there trying to protect us and I really can't understand why people would do that?"

"It's scary to think it's happening right here where we are." says concerned citizen Kristen Bateman

While the extra protection, drawn guns and flashing lights startled the neighborhood- some say it's necessary especially when protecting loved ones. "My dad's an investigator for Liberty county so, definitely, the more people to help him out the better and keep him safe too." says Bateman.

Derek Williams
Booking date 1/28/2011 Offense date 12/5/2010

UPDATED 6:20pm

Deputies say Derek Williams is now under arrest after a 90 minute standoff at a home on Laura Lee Avenue.

Tallahassee Police say Williams was wanted on an outstanding warrant for shooting at police.

The North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force had gone to arrest him and he refused to come out.

UPDATE 6:05 pm

Tallahassee, FL - WCTV has been informed the standoff is now over. Authorities says the man who had barricaded himself is now in custody. Deputies tell us the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant.


Tallahassee, FL - WCTV has confirmed that TPD and LCSO are on the scene of a “barricaded subject.”

The incident is happening at 604 Laura Lee Ave in Tallahassee.

The Tallahassee Police Department is the lead agency, and Leon County Sheriff's Office is assisting.

WCTV has a crew on the way and we will bring you more updates as they become available.

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  • by easy release Location: tallahassee on Jan 31, 2011 at 05:12 AM
    I see everyday these guys get locked up for multiple violent,drug charges etc. just for the judges to release them that same day on small bonds,ones that have ran numerous times before ,and are a danger,what is wrong with these judges?As for guns killing they can not without the wrong person on the other side [constantly released criminals.I have a long list of criminals in leon co. alone who have commited multiple felonies and are walking the streets now,these judges/state attourneys need to do their part in keeping these menace to societies locked up for a while ,law enf. does their job, thena judge release them an hour later what is right about this ,these judges should hold some of the reponsibility when they keep releasing repeat offenders .
  • by Gun Banner Live 2011: Stop the violence Location: Tallahassee on Jan 29, 2011 at 05:58 PM
    Open gun laws = Increased crime rate
  • by SicknTired Location: TLH on Jan 28, 2011 at 04:41 PM
    Could this be the same Derek Williams who was involved in the home invasion robbery that led to him and others shooting at TPD officers then leading them on a high speed chase? Funny, that never made the news. Neither did the story about the other TPD officer who was shot at a week earlier.
  • by Anon on Jan 28, 2011 at 03:24 PM
    What the heck is going on with this town? It's one horrible thing after another.
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