DION WILLIAMS ARRESTED:
Dion Williams was arrested without incident in the afternoon on Thursday, September 19th, 2019. Williams was apprehended by the US Marshals Service after it was determined by Dover Police and the US Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force that he was in Laurinburg, North Carolina. Williams was taken into custody and is currently being held pending an extradition hearing to Delaware.
The Dover Police Department and US Marshal’s First arrested Dion Williams (27) on Friday, September 13th on several charges stemming from the shooting incident that occurred at Janaid’s Salon on June 1st, 2019. After the incident, detectives obtained warrants for Williams for Assault 1st Degree along with several other charges related to the incident. The other party involved was Julius Johnson (31) from the Dover area. Johnson was treated for serious injuries as a result of the shooting the same day of the incident, but succumbed to his injuries on July 5th, 2019, while Williams was still wanted on charges stemming from the incident.
On Friday, September 13th, 2019, Williams was arrested by the US Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force and the Dover Police Department in Sussex County. Williams was charged and committed to SCI on an $87,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Assault 1st Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Reckless Endangering (4x)
The case remains under investigation and additional charges may be brought at a later time as further details are discovered and upon consulting with the Delaware Office of the Attorney General.
On Friday, September 13th, 2019, at approximately 9:30AM, officers from the Dover Police Department transported Williams to the Kent County Court of Common Pleas after his arraignment at Justice of the Peace Court 7, due to Williams having an active capias out of that court at the time. Dover police transferred custody of Williams to the Capitol Police Department. On Monday, September 16th, 2019, it was learned by a Dover police officer who was preparing a press release on the arrest, that Williams had been released. It was later learned that a communication error by a Dover police officer led to the release of Williams once his capias was cleared.
At this time, Williams’ whereabouts are unknown. Williams is still currently wanted on the original charges from the shooting incident. An earlier release stated that Capitol Police would be obtaining warrants for Escape 3rd degree, however, those were not granted.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.
Date/Time: Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 3:10PM
Location: Janaid’s Salon, 211 West Loockerman Street, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at Janaid’s Salon on Saturday afternoon. At approximately 3:10PM, officers responded to the salon on West Loockerman Street for a shooting and located a 31-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the shoulder area. It was learned that the victim was involved in a verbal altercation with another man in the salon which escalated into an exchange of gunfire between the two men. There was approximately 20 people in the business at the time. Despite that, no one was able to identify the other male subject involved. The victim was admitted to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries and is in serious but stable condition.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.