Quad murder "person of interest" in custody

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso confirmed that Lee Roy Williams, the "person of interest" in the quadruple murder that happened this past Labor Day weekend, was taken into custody in Baton Rouge after a short standoff.

The incident reportedly took place near the LSU campus.

With guns drawn, three different police agencies surrounded Lee Roy Williams in a standoff lasting just over one hour.

"The suspect tried to run over a deputy. Another deputy tried to shoot out his tire," said Sheriff Sid Gautreaux with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

In a desperate attempt to break free, Williams tried to bust through the railing surrounding the park near the LSU Campus.

"When he did, he got hung up on the rail. So, he wasn't going anywhere," said Sheriff Gautreaux.

Eventually police managed to get Williams out of the vehicle, and take him into custody. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's detectives believe Williams knows something, after living in the trailer where four people were murdered for three months. Lee Roy Williams, along with the blue Ford Explorer is being transported back to Lake Charles on a material witness warrant, with a bond set at $5 million, as well as unrelated drug charges.

New details in the case were also released by Sheriff Mancuso. He said that Williams reportedly purchased a two night stay at an Iowa hotel and was spotted in Iowa as recently as Sunday afternoon.

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