Lenoir County Suspect Taken Into Custody In Onslow County

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The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office reports Curtis Williams Jr. has been taken into custody in Onslow County.

Law enforcement officers have been searching for Williams since this weekend after they say the 19 year old broke into a home and school and stole a car and handgun in Lenoir County.

Lenoir County Sheriff Chris Hill says Williams was apparently involved in a traffic accident at around 7:30 this morning in Onslow County, at Richlands Road and Highway 17 near Jacksonville.

The crash happened before the stolen Camry information was put into the national crime database, but Williams was charged with providing false information in the accident. It was while he was being booked on that charge that Onslow County authorities discovered Williams was wanted in Lenoir and Duplin counties.

Officials report that Williams was in possession of two handguns, which were located in the stolen vehicle after the accident in Onslow County. They say one of the firearms is believed to have been stolen from the vehicle in Lenoir County.

Lenoir County Sheriff Chris Hill says an all-points bulletin has been issued for Curtis Williams, who is believed to be driving a stolen Toyota Camry.

Sheriff Hill believes Williams stole a pewter-colored 2000 Toyota Camry with NC tags WWM-3279 from a home on Lightwood Knot Rd. The home was burglarized, and Williams drove off with the car, Hill said.

The home is about a mile from Woodington Middle School. Authorities searched the area around the school Monday after they say Williams broke into the facility. Sheriff Hill says Williams also broke into a car and stole a handgun.

Hill says Williams should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him or the stolen Camry is asked to call local law enforcement.

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Deputies said officers spent several hours Monday in the air and on the ground, searching for a 19-year-old.

Major Ryan Dawson with the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office says they are working with the Highway Patrol and deputies in Duplin County to find Curtis Williams.

Deputies say the teen is wanted for multiple break-in's and larceny of motor vehicles.

Sheriff Chris Hill also says he broke into Woodington Middle School Sunday night.

Investigators say the teen broke into a vehicle and stole a handgun. Once the victim confronted Williams, the suspect took off on foot into the woods, according to authorities.

The Highway Patrol air unit searched the Woodington area while other investigators searched on the ground.

Williams is described at a 6-foot-tall black man with a light skin. He was last spotted wearing a checkered shirt and either jeans or shorts.

The active search was suspended around 5:00 p.m.

If you see Williams, deputies say consider him armed and dangerous, and immediately call 911 or the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office at (252)-559-6100.