Colonial Heights drug fugitive captured In Bogotá, Colombia

Posted at 5:59 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 18:29:34-04

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. — A Colonial Heights fugitive wanted on numerous drug and firearms charges has been captured in Bogotá, Colombia.

Wanted fugitive Andrew Griffith Williams is currently awaiting extradition back to Virginia. Williams was wanted for failure to appear in Colonial Heights Circuit Court in connection with the drug and firearms charges.

Andrew Griffith Williams

Andrew Griffith Williams

Police have not confirmed why or how Williams fled to the South American country.

The U. S. Marshals Service is investigating whether the 47-year-old received assistance from anyone while he was on the run.

Several agencies were involved in the apprehension of Williams: Colonial Heights Police Department, U. S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force, and Diplomatic Security Service, U. S. Marshals International Investigations Branch, and Migracion Colombia.

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