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Georgia man wanted on attempted murder charges arrested in Charleston

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We have discovered new details in the arrest of a man wanted on attempted murder charges in Georgia.

The arrest stemmed from an undercover drug investigation that included a total of five arrests. 

Members from Charleston's SWAT team, Metro Drug Unit, and U.S. Marshals stormed a house on Clay Avenue in Charleston early Wednesday morning.

Inside, they found Rashad Akeem Williams, 21, Kenneth Pertillo, 29, and Jessica Harper, 22.

Authorities said the trio had been under surveillance for a few days after they sold crack cocaine to confidential informants.

Williams is also a fugitive from Macon County, Ga., where investigators said he was involved in a shootout of some Georgia detectives after an armed robbery.

He will be extradited back to Georgia to face these charges.

Harper and Pertillo have both been charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine.

Pertillo is currently on supervised release after previous federal drug convictions in the state.

These three arrests did not end the investigation.

Investigators also arrested Jordache Collins and John Ford. Both men were seen running from the area during the execution of the search warrant on Clay Avenue, authorities said.

Collins has numerous warrants out for his arrest right now, including one warrant for first degree armed robbery.

Ford was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

The five individuals are in the South Central Regional Jail.



A Georgia man wanted on charges of attempted murder and armed robbery has been arrested in Charleston.

Investigators tell 13 News Rashad Akeem Williams was arrested at a house on the West Side early Wednesday morning.  The exact location of the arrest has not been released yet.

A woman, Jessica Harper, was also arrested.

Authorities said Williams was involved in a shootout in Macon County, Ga., in December.

Macon County authorities said they responded to calls of an armed robbery on Montpelier Avenue. When they got there, they said Williams and two other men opened fire on them.

Antaveyo Clark and Jarvis Childs were arrested that night.

Williams has been on the run ever since.

State authorities are working with federal investigators to sort our charges right now.

The SWAT team, MDENT, and U.S. Marshals handled the arrests.

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