September 01, 2023

19 Year-Old Man Wanted for St. John Murder Located in Slidell

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit located and arrested 19 year-old Jonathan Williams, a man wanted for murder out of St. John Parish Thursday (August 31, 2023) night.

At approximately 9:15 p.m. Thursday, detectives with the STPSO Narcotics Division were contacted by the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office in reference to a wanted subject who was believed to be traveling via bus through the Slidell area. Detectives in St. John had obtained information that Jonathan Williams, who was wanted in connection with a second-degree murder that occurred in St. John Parish, was traveling on a bus attempting to flee Louisiana. St. Tammany detectives located the bus on Interstate 10 near the Fremaux Avenue exit and conducted a traffic stop. They located Williams and he was taken into custody without incident.

Williams was found to be in possession of a rifle, several live rounds of ammunition and a ski mask. The rifle was confirmed to be stolen out of Ascension Parish.

Jonathan Williams was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center for Possession of a Stolen Firearm and as a fugitive from St. John Parish.

The STPSO Narcotics Division includes narcotics investigators, proactive enforcement detectives and highway enforcement detectives.

“Once again, we are happy to assist our partners in another jurisdiction in apprehending a wanted and dangerous criminal who made the mistake of thinking they can hide in St. Tammany Parish,” Sheriff Randy Smith said.

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