A Riverdale man with 36 outstanding warrants for his arrest has been taken into custody, according to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office.
Mitavion Williams was arrested about 4 a.m. Sunday, three days after the sheriff’s office elevated him to the top of its “most wanted” list, officials said in a statement.
Williams was found hiding behind a water heater at a DeKalb County home, the Clayton sheriff’s office said. His girlfriend, Clemiya Carter, was also arrested.
The sheriff’s office previously said authorities became aware of 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.
No one 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 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 a menace to society who needs to be taken off of our streets,” Sheriff Victor Hill said in the release.
Both Williams and Carter were taken to the Clayton jail.
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