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Fleeing felon arrested, community tips help solve foot chase

Devona Denise Dysart and Quades Williams were each arrested on Wednesday in Cooper.
Delta County Sheriff's office

After two days of fleeing from local law enforcement Quades Williams was caught and arrested by the Delta County Sheriff’s officers on Wednesday, Jan. 28. He is being charged with felony forgery, felony evading arrest and Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest as well as harassment warrants from Lamar County. Reports state he was also currently on parole, warrants for violation are anticipated.

During Wednesday chase occurring near Southwest First Street in Cooper, Devona Denise Dysart was also taken into custody for felony hindering apprehension of a known felon and she also has delinquent child support warrants out of Missouri.

According to reports, the suspect escaped from authorities on Tuesday running across several neighborhood yards despite being pursued by Deputy Roque Villarreal. On the following day Deputy Zach Steward and Constable Ben Snow located Williams in an attic of a residence on Southwest First Street in Cooper, and again he evaded arrest.  Several buildings and homes were additionally searched in the effort to locate Williams. At approximately 5:30 p.m. a Delta County Sheriff’s Office employee, Brent Beshear, saw Williams hiding behind a fence off of Sherman Street and again several officers responded with the foot chase on again. Sergeant Investigator Ryan Brown and Deputy Wesley Mayeux were able to corner Williams off Southeast Third and take him into custody.

“I am proud of all of our officers – they were alert, responsive and showed persistence in staying with this search until the felon was apprehended.  Unfortunately several were exposed to unanticipated exercise during three separate foot chases.  We also received extensive assistance from resident citizen witnesses during these pursuits.  In the end our guys prevailed and the felon was apprehended,” said Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith.

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