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Wanted St. Thomas Fugitive/Accused Killer Currup Williams Arrested In Texas And Returned To Territory


CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police in Killeen, Texas have returned a St. Thomas man to the territory who is wanted in connection with one of four murders that sparked a 2016 vigil against violence in the Tutu Hi-Rise housing project.

Jail records show the Killeen Police Department arrested Currup Williams, 43, about 8:45 p.m. central standard time in Killeen on June 14.

Williams was held on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, unauthorized firearm possession and reckless endangerment, according to the KWTX television station, which covers Killeen.

Williams also gave a false name when being arrested, Killeen police said, and also faces one misdemeanor count of failing to identify as a fugitive.

On June 12, 2016 Ojahnia Adkins, 22, was shot and killed in the area of Tutu Housing Community in the vicinity of building 21.

At that time an warrant was issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands for the arrest of Currup Williams.

 Currup Williams, 43, was captured by the Killeen Texas Police Fugitive Apprehension Team on Wednesday June 14, 2017 when they were alerted by Major Crimes Detectives that he was a fugitive from the Virgin Islands, and had been seen in Killeen.

On Friday June 30, 2017 Detectives from the St. Thomas Criminal Investigation Bureau, Major Crimes Unit made contact with Currup Williams who was being held at Bell County Jail in Killeen, Texas and returned back to St. Thomas.

Williams is charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault and unauthorized possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence.

 Currup Williams is being held with no bail at the Bureau of Corrections Detention Center pending his Advice of Rights Hearing.

“The Virgin Islands Police Department will continue to implement the further use of technology in both its crime prevention and apprehension efforts,” Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. said.

 Currup Williams is being held with no bail at the Bureau of Corrections Detention Center pending his Advice of Rights Hearing.

“The NCIC, (National Crime Information Center) is a computerize database of documented criminal justice information and has extended the department’s reach bringing wanted suspects back to territory to face charges,” St. Thomas Police Chief Jason Marsh said. “The NCIC are available to virtually every law enforcement agency nationwide around the clock.”

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John McCarthy

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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