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Two District Men Arrested in Takedown Operation, Indicted in the February Kidnapping and Robbery of a Virginia Man

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia

            WASHINGTON – An indictment was unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia charging Jaevonn Archer, 20, of Capitol Heights, Maryland, and Timothy Williams, 30, of Maryland, with conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping in the February 25, 2024, abduction of a Virginia-based man.

            The indictment was announced by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Scott of the Washington Field Office’s Criminal and Cyber Division, and Chief Pamela A. Smith of the Metropolitan Police Department.

            Agents with the FBI arrested Archer and Williams early this morning at two separate residences in Maryland. In addition, Malik Williams, 30, of Washington, D.C., a previously convicted felon, was arrested at a third location and faces a related firearms charge in U.S. District Court.

            As part of the takedown operation, law enforcement searched five residences in and around the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. Numerous firearms, vehicles, narcotics, and proceeds from the February 25, 2024, kidnapping were recovered. The arrests follow a coordinated takedown operation led by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Violent Crimes Task Force with assistance from the FBI Baltimore Field Office, Metropolitan Police Department, Prince George’s County Police Department, and Arlington County Police Department. Assistance was also provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern District of Virginia and the District of Maryland.

            This case is being investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Violent Crimes Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin F. Song and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Lipes are prosecuting the case.

            An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated April 9, 2024

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-311