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ORT: Man wanted in Sept. shooting to face federal gun charge

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, the Oak Ridge man wanted after a shooting and crash in north Oak Ridge in September now faces a federal firearms charge after police found a pistol and ammunition manufactured outside Tennessee in his house and car. 28-year-old Larry Dewayne Williams was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 6th on one count of being a convicted felon who possessed a gun and ammunition. Williams, who was arrested near a South Knoxville club early Sunday, allegedly fled from Oak Ridge police in a silver Infiniti after the September 21 shooting on Wakefield Road. After he allegedly ran from the car following a three-vehicle crash at North Illinois Avenue and West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge Police Department Officer James Elkins found an AR-15 type firearm on the passenger floorboard of Williams’ Infiniti and a semi-automatic pistol lying inside.
During the hunt for Williams, an Anderson County Sheriff’s Department K-9 tracked Williams to a nearby home at 612 West Outer Drive, a house that Williams shares with 22-year-old Chelsea Lively. . Inside that house, police found hand gun cases and gun magazines in plain view, leading to a search warrant being served at the house. They also found about two ounces of suspected heroin and roughly 7.72 ounces of suspected marijuana.
Williams has three prior felony convictions in Anderson County, all for possessing cocaine with the intent to sell it. A loaded .45-caliber pistol found in Williams’ car and all of the ammunition possessed by Williams were manufactured outside Tennessee, affecting interstate commerce, according to federal authorities.
Williams was arrested this week, after 3 a.m. Sunday, October 18, at Club Dejavu in South Knoxville, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. The KCSO said they received an anonymous tip on Sunday that Williams was at the club. The tip came from someone who had observed his picture, the Sheriff’s Office said. Williams immediately fled on foot from Knox County deputies when they arrived, according to the KCSO, but he was detained a short distance later.
He is currently in the Knox County jail.
A preliminary hearing for Williams has been set for November 2 in Knox County. For more on this story, visit www.oakridgetoday.com.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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