Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Man Wanted by Pottsville and State Police Taken into Custody After Pursuit

A man that was wanted for separate incidents involving terroristic threats and strangulation was taken into custody late Tuesday.
According to Pottsville Police Chief Richard Wojciechowsky, on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021, Michael David Williams Sr , 48, of Pottsville, was arrested pursuant to criminal arrest warrants obtained by the Pottsville Bureau of Police for Terroristic Threats and Indirect Criminal Contempt. 

Williams had been spotted in his vehicle by an on-duty officer in the area of Pulaski Drive in the city at approx. 2:15pm and he fled the scene. 

A vehicle pursuit ensued that traveled south on Route 61, east on Tumbling Run Road, north to SR209 and then east on SR209. 

Williams eventually fled into a heavily wooded area and contact was lost. 

A short time later officers from Blythe Township, West Penn Township, St. Clair, Port Carbon and Tamaqua located Williams and physically arrested him in the area of Middleport.

Williams was arraigned on the Pottsville warrants as well as a Strangulation arrest warrant pursuant to an incident investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police with bail being set by Magisterial District Judge Stephen Bayer. 

Williams was then locked up in Schuylkill County Prison.