A routine traffic stop in Roseboro Monday afternoon turned up a wanted felon with a history of convictions.
Kenneth Wayne Williams, 51, of 601 West St., Roseboro, was pulled over on Boykin Bridge Road, just outside of Roseboro, around 4:45 p.m. for a minor traffic violation, but when the deputy ran Williams’ name into the law enforcement data base, he discovered that the driver was an absconder from justice with warrants for his arrests.
Williams was immedately taken into custody and later charged with two counts of failing to comply from warrants issued on June 29 in Harnett County; and two counts of probation violation from warrants issued in Bladen County back on June 14. Williams was placed under a $5,000 secured bond and given a trial date of Nov. 14.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Williams has a history of convictions dating back to 1981. Those convictions include: larceny (April 1981); embezzlement (April 1991); escape prison and unauthorized use of motor vehicle (both November 2000); assault on a female (February 2004); obtaining property-worthless checks, writing a worthless check (July 2004); financial card fraud (July 2007); and writing worthless checks (September 2009).
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