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Police Nab Pottsville Strangulation Suspect Following Chase That Ended in Middleport

pottsville strangulation suspect michael williams caught

pottsville strangulation suspect michael williams caught

Police in Schuylkill County were able to track down and arrest a Pottsville man Tuesday wanted on strangulation and terroristic threats charges.

According to Pottsville Police, 48-year-old Michael David Williams Sr. was spotted near Pulaski Dr. in Pottsville at around 2 p.m. Tuesday by a police officer.

When Williams realized he’d been spotted, he fled the scene in his vehicle. Williams led police south on Route 61, then east onto Tumbling Run Rd., north to Route 209 and then east on Route 209.

Police say Williams then fled into a heavily wooded area and they temporarily lost contact with the suspect.

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However, a short time later, police officers from Blythe Township, West Penn Township, Saint Clair, Port Carbon, and Tamaqua were able to find Williams near Middleport.

Pottsville PD reports Williams was arraigned before District Judge Stephen Bayer on Tuesday on terroristic threats and strangulation charges and sent to Schuylkill County Prison. He was unable to post the $50,000 set and remains at the county lockup.

Williams is due back in court on Sept. 25 for a preliminary hearing.

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