Sparks man arrested by Placer County on multiple charges

Joseph Devin Williams. Photo courtesy: Placer Co. Sheriff's Office
Joseph Devin Williams. Photo courtesy: Placer Co. Sheriff's Office(Placer Co. Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 12:10 PM PDT
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PLACER COUNTY, Calif. (KOLO) - The Placer County, CA Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of a Sparks, NV man on drug and unlawful weapons charges.

A Sheriff’s deputy attempted to make a traffic stop in Loomis, CA just after midnight July 28, 2020. The driver of the vehicle parked, and then ran off on foot.

Deputies used a drone and a CHP aerial unit to assist in the search. Eventually, a Sheriff’s K-9, Axel, found the suspect, who has been identified as Joseph Devil Williams, 27, of Sparks.

Williams reportedly had active warrants out of Plumas County, CA and a no-bail felony warrant from Washoe County. In addition, Williams is also now charged with Possession of an Unlawful Weapon (brass knuckles), Identity Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Resisting/Delaying/Obstructing, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Just after midnight on July 28, a Placer County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of...

Posted by Placer County Sheriff's Office on Friday, July 31, 2020

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