On Thursday, May 13, Winnfield Police Officer Cassidy Martin attempted to stop a vehicle on Maple Street for excessive speed when the driver instead sped up and tried to flee from the officer. During the chase, in addition to excessive speeds in a residential neighborhood, several other traffic violations were committed by the suspect. The suspect eventually wrecked his vehicle on E. Boundary Street and ran from the officer, dropping bags of illegal drugs and a handgun as he did.
Winnfield Police Officers, assisted by the Winn Marshal and the Louisiana State Police, were able to apprehend the suspect at a nearby residence. Officers recovered two semi-automatic pistols, 914 grams of Marijuana, 879 grams of Synthetic Marijuana, numerous pills of different colors and shapes determined to be methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), commonly called Ecstasy.
Corey Williams, age 22, of Winnfield, has been charged with the following crimes: Speeding 55 mph in a 25 mph zone, Reckless Driving, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Driving Under Suspension, Failure to Register Vehicle, Switched License Plates, Resisting an Officer, Criminal Damage to Property (2 counts), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance Schedule I with Intent to Distribute (3 counts), Possession of a Firearm by Persons Convicted of Certain Felonies, and Illegal Carrying of a Firearm. He was booked into the City Jail then transferred to the Winn Parish Detention Center awaiting hearings.