STEUBENVILLE - Darson Williams, 37, of Pittsburgh, wanted in Jefferson County for firing shots in the 500 block of Maxwell Avenue on Dec. 27, was arrested Thursday by the Allegheny County Sheriff's Department.
Williams was indicted on two counts of improperly discharging a firearm into a house and single counts of felonious assault, with a firearm specification, and having a weapon as a convicted felon.
City Police reported Williams fired shots at an occupied vehicle on Dec. 27 in the 500 block of Maxwell Avenue. Police reported gunshots hit two houses. The intended victim wasn't injured, police reported.
The Jefferson County Prosecutor's Office contacted the Allegheny County Sheriff's Department inquiring about his whereabouts. The Allegheny County Sheriff's Department also found drug-related warrants out of Allegheny County, including a domestic relations warrant.
The Allegheny County Sheriff's Department then began searching for Williams.
Deputies received information Thursday morning that Williams was staying in the Hill District area. After a few hours of surveillance, deputies had gathered information placing Williams in a house on Bryn Mawr Avenue. Upon announcing themselves, deputies were able to make contact with Williams' mother, who stated that he was in the home somewhere, but she was unsure where, the sheriff's department reported.
After a brief search, deputies found Williams hiding under clothes on the second floor, the sheriff's department reported. He was quickly taken into custody and transported to the Allegheny County Jail, where he will be charged as a fugitive from justice. Due to his multiple Allegheny County warrants, the sheriff's department said it is unknown when Williams will be extradited to Ohio.