Man fires on deputies during arrest

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 16, 2008


ALABASTER — Two Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies avoided injury last night, despite a man firing three shots in their direction.

The deputies arrived at a residence near 3rd street and 6th Avenue S.E. with the intent to serve an arrest warrant on Lisa Connor Williams, 43. A warrant was out for William’s arrest on a prior charge of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

After a struggle, deputies were able to get Williams handcuffed and moved toward a patrol car when a male at the residence became disruptive. He ran from the scene and fired back three shots in the direction of the deputies, according to the Sheriff’s Office. No one was injured, but Williams broke away from deputies and fled on foot.

Sheriff Chris Curry said his office is glad nothing more serious occurred.

“All of us are so thankful that our deputies were not injured,” Curry said. “There was no justification for the actions of this person, who fired shots at two public safety servants doing their duty.”

Deputies and the Alabaster Police Department began searching for Williams and the suspect who shot at them.

They took into custody, Daniel Raynard Williams, a 19-year-old male. He was later charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Additional charges may be filed against Williams as the investigation continues.

Deputies found Lisa Williams Friday morning and transported her to Shelby County Jail. She has also been charged with resisting arrest, third degree theft of property, escape first degree and obstructing justice.

Victoria Lynn Connor, 21, was also arrested at the scene for obstructing justice