Standoff on 80th Street

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Suspect found hiding in attic

At approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit assisted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in serving warrants on two people at a residence at 7060 SW 80th St. in Ocala.
One wanted subject, Christine Johnson, 26, who had a warrant for custody order -remand for driving while license suspended or revoked, came out and surrendered to authorities while Elvis Williams, Jr., 26, refused to cooperate and hid inside the home.
Williams was wanted for Failure to Appear on Sale and Possession of Cocaine charges and has been known by law enforcement to be armed.
 Based on William’s history and the fact that he was possibly armed, MCSO’s SWAT team, Crisis Negotiation  team and Bomb Squad responded to the location. The residence was secured and the SWAT team attempted to communicate with Williams for several hours but Williams refused to surrender.
The SWAT team then utilized a device called the ROOK to enter the house through the front door, allowing SWAT team members to enter to apprehend Williams, who was hiding in the attic.
Williams was safely taken into custody and no one was injured during this incident.
Williams and Johnson were each charged with resisting without violence, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted Florida felon, and drug charges. Bond was $23,000 each.
“I am tremendously proud of our team today as our units worked together, and with other law enforcement agencies, to make sure this standoff concluded successfully,” said Sheriff Chris Blair.
“I am so thankful that no one was injured and that our deputies can go home tonight to their families, because that is our goal. I applaud these individuals for their hard work and their continued dedication to their community.”