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Russellville man apprehended after on-foot pursuit

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Armed suspect allegedly pointed a handgun at police Outstanding drug-related warrants apparently resulted in the arrest of a Russellville man on Saturday night  at the McDonald's Restaurant in Morgantown.  


Zachary Williams (DOB 2/2/93) was apprehended by police officers following a brief on-foot pursuit.

According to local law enforcement officers, Williams was wanted on drug-related fentanyl charges in Logan County and was also being sought by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) for unspecified charges.  Williams, according to law enforcement sources, had allegedly made statements stating that he was not going to return to jail and he may have threatened the desire to get into a shoot-out with police.  

Information was obtained by the ATF, possibly through a mobile app order at McDonald's, that Williams was coming to Morgantown.  Law enforcement officers were at the scene and Williams fled on foot from the restaurant, through part of a corn field, and near Green River Feed Mill.  

Williams was armed with a handgun and allegedly pointed the weapon at Butler County Sheriff's Deputy Nathan Barks, who fired 3-4 rounds toward Williams.

Williams, a short time later, responded to police commands, relinquished his weapon and was arrested by officers in the woods across from IGA.  No injuries were reported. 

Locally, the Butler County Sheriff's Department and the Morgantown Police Department were involved in the incident. He was lodged in the Butler County Jail.  An unidentified female was with Williams but was not involved in the incident.




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