The person of interest from Meridian is in the custody of law enforcement tonight ending the multi agency search for him for questioning in the Lake Charles quadruple murder.
The hunt for Lee Roy Williams ended this evening with a brief stand-off with police in Baton Rouge near the LSU campus. It was reported that Williams attempted to run over a deputy as he tried to drive off.
What you see in the picture attached to this story is Lee Roy Williams being taken into custody. He was found near near the LSU campus with three other people sitting in the same blue Ford Explorer authorities have been looking for since the four bodies were found Monday in Lake Charles. Williams told reporters he had been in Baton Rouge for a while.
He didn't go in with out a fight. The three passengers exited the vehicle and were taken into custody. Williams remained in the vehicle. He then put the vehicle in reverse and attempted to run over a detective and flee. The detective was able to jump out of the way of the vehicle, before the driver put the vehicle in drive and attempted to flee the area.
Another deputy fired at least one shot at the vehicle's tires in an attempt to disable the vehicle. The driver attempted to drive his vehicle over the guard rails at the park, where he became stuck. Detectives immediately set up a perimeter and a standoff ensued. Negotiators were able to convince Williams to exit the vehicle. He was taken into custody without further incident.
East Baton Rouge Sheriff's detectives will charge Williams with attempted first degree murder of a police officer. He will also be booked as a fugitive from Lake Charles on another warrant.