Skip to comments.Police: Drug dealer released from prison, then carjacks woman in parking lot
Posted on 12/05/2018 1:44:18 PM PST by Hojczyk
A Philadelphia mans freedom from the Westmoreland County Prison on Tuesday was short-lived.
Moments after Thomas Lee Williams, 36, was released from the Hempfield jail at about 6:15 p.m., police said he attacked a West Leechburg woman in the parking lot, took her sport-utility vehicle and fled with her 1-year-old grandson in the back seat.
Williams crashed 2 miles away in Youngwood about 15 minutes later, ran into a wooded area and was eventually apprehended, according to county Park Police Chief Kirk Nolan.
Williams was back behind bars Wednesday on $250,000 bail.
Investigators will be examining surveillance video from outside the prison Wednesday. It appears the victims and suspect did not know each other, but authorities are continuing to investigate, Nolan said.
As far as we know, it doesnt seem there was any relationship, he said.
Both the boy and his grandmother were taken to hospitals to be checked out. The woman had cuts and abrasions, Nolan said.
He encountered the 65-year-old victim in the parking lot and allegedly opened the door of her Kia Sorrento, hitting her numerous times in the face, back and shoulders, police said. He took the vehicle and crashed it in the area of Avenue A in Youngwood.
He tried to get into another vehicle but was unsuccessful and fled into a wooded area, Nolan said.
K9 officers from park and Greensburg police flushed him out of the woods. Authorities arrested Williams within about an hour of the alleged assault at the prison with the help of numerous police agencies and Youngwood firefighters, Nolan said.
Williams is charged with kidnapping, robbery of a vehicle and two counts each of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. A Dec. 21 preliminary hearing is set.
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This is PA if you want to add a keyword ...
Criminals gonna criminal.
GTA5 in real life.
he doesn’t want out. He’s a cartel inside operator.
Sounds like he wanted back in prison.
Sounds like he was turning his life around.
missed his lover?
May we all pray to the Great Spirit that this fine youngster was taking his privileged, misguided charge under duress to one of our belligerent, racist nations’ voting booths in order to exert Social Justice upon her and our disgusting stolen nation.
He was inspired by Obama to be the next drug dealer.
Oh, I forgot, Obama only gave a shout out to his drug dealer.
Wow, you can’t make this stuff up. Very confusing case for this drug dealer so I don’t know if that was a legit release or just some bozo judge.
That looks a lot like Malia’s brother
I dunno .... he’s almost got the ears.
I may be thinking of Commander Spock.
I believe “Do Not” is no longer here but it was a funny handle.
Enact Trump’s get-out-of-jail prison reform bill and you’ll see more of this.
Hes the type they want to let out with prison reform?
Maybe he wanted to go back to his free 3 hots and a cot.
Exactly the type.
When you hear people say that we need to release all of the victims of the failed war on drugs, this is who they are talking about. Of course, theyve never personally interacted with this population before, which is why I forgive their ignorance.
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