Mitavion Williams
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Man wanted on 36 charges in Clayton County

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help locating a Riverdale man with 36 outstanding warrants, authorities said Thursday.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said authorities first became aware of Mitavion Williams in the spring of 2017, when several men in a car opened fire on a group of deputies standing outside Kendrick Middle School in Jonesboro. 

Nobody was injured in the incident, but one round struck a deputy’s patrol car. 

Williams was the “prime suspect” in that case, authorities said, but it wasn’t immediately clear Thursday if he was ever charged in connection with the incident. 

He is wanted on weapons, theft, burglary and obstruction charges, authorities said. He also has outstanding warrants for trespassing, probation violation, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and marijuana possession, records show. 

“Based on the amount of charges and the possible propensity for violence, Williams has shown himself to be menace to society who needs to be taken off of our streets,” Sheriff Victor Hill said in the release. 

The sheriff placed Williams at the top of his “most wanted” list.

Authorities said he should be considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who sees him is urged to call 911 immediately. Those with information on Williams’ whereabouts can also call the sheriff’s office at 770-477-4479 or submit an anonymous tip online

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