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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Baldwin County Man Receives 46 Month Sentence

The United States Attorney, Richard W. Moore, announces that Germaine Williams, a 41 year old, resident of Bay Minette, Alabama was sentenced today to 46 months incarceration followed by three years of supervised release.

According to court documents filed in connection with Williams’s guilty plea, on November 11, 2016, Baldwin County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office deputies were in a patrol car waiting in an area on the shoulder of River Road in Bromley.  Deputies were looking for a white Honda that was being driven by Williams who had five outstanding arrest warrants. Deputies spotted a white Honda that was approaching them from the opposite direction. They confirmed that the driver looked like Williams.  The deputies pulled in behind the Honda and watched Williams drive recklessly by failing to give the right of way.  The deputies activated their blue lights and siren in an effort to stop Williams. Williams failed to stop and instead sped up. Deputies pursued Williams and observed as he continued to drive recklessly almost hitting a parked car and continuing to drive fast in an area that was populated with pedestrians.  Finally, Williams reached a dead end.  Williams then stopped the vehicle, exited the vehicle and ran.  As he ran, he dropped a pistol and a cell phone.  The firearm was a Taurus, .380 caliber pistol.  A dash cam video captured the events of the attempted traffic stop and arrest.  Deputies gave chase on foot but did not catch Williams that day.  At that time, Williams had been convicted of a felony, namely, Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, on January 7, 2000, in the Circuit Court of Baldwin County, Alabama.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation along with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and presented it to the United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution.  The prosecutor assigned to the case was Assistant United States Attorney, Gina S. Vann.

Updated December 20, 2017