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Search for California Gang Member Leads to Kenton Co., Cincinnati

A gang member from California wanted on multiple violent felony charges was arrested in Cincinnati on Friday.
 
Christopher Anthony Williams was taken into custody at around 5 p.m., according to a news release from the Kenton County Sheriff's Office. Williams, 31, was found on Hebron Court in Cincinnati's Winton Hills neighborhood. The suspect was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Central Kentucky Fugitive Task Force. Two detectives from Kenton County are part of that operation.
 
Williams was wanted out of Sacramento, California since May 2013 on the following charges: attempted murder, assault with deadly weapon or firearm on person, discharge of firearms at inhabited dwelling or vehicle with a prior felony offense. According to the news release, Williams is a known member of the Bloods street gang out of California. He was lodged in the Hamilton County Justice Center and is awaiting extradition to California. 

The initial part of this investigation led detectives to two addresses where Mr. Williams was residing in Kenton County. One address was in Elsmere while the second address was in Covington. During the investigation, detectives removed one handgun from a residence in Elsmere where Williams was living. 

In addition to the Kenton County Sheriff's Office, the Boone County Sheriff's Office, Elsmere Police Department, Department of Corrections Probation and Parole District 7, U.S. Marshals Service Southern District of Ohio, and the Cincinnati Police Department all worked on the Williams investigation.

 
-Staff report
Photo: Christopher Williams (provided)