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Shooting Suspect in Custody after 5-Hour Manhunt




Police arrested the man wanted in connection to a man who was shot outside a McDonalds restaurant Monday night. They found him in the Montclair neighborhood of Prince William County: 

On August 26, police found and arrested the male suspect accused of shooting a man in the face and carjacking a driver. The female suspect, identified by police as an accomplice, turned herself into police later on that evening. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Aggravated Malicious Wounding | Carjacking *ARRESTS – On August 26th at 11:36AM, officers responded to the area of Waterway Dr and Spring Branch Blvd in Dumfries (22025) after receiving reports of a possible sighting of DeWayne WILLIAMS who was wanted in connection to a shooting incident which occurred at the McDonald’s on Dale Blvd on August 25th.

The caller reported to police that the suspect was last seen climbing over a fence in the area. Officers were in the area on an unrelated call and also observed the suspect running through the neighborhood on Yorktown Dr. The area of was immediately locked down by police after the sighting was confirmed to be Williams.

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After a nearly 5 hour search, an officer on the perimeter spotted the suspect running on Silvan Glen Dr shortly after 4:00PM. The officer gave chase and numerous other officers, including a police K-9, were able to surround the suspect and take him into custody without further incident. Later that same evening, the second suspect identified as Jamie BOWYER turned herself into police. The carjacking part of this incident remains under investigation.

This extensive search included officers from multiple units of the Prince William County Police Department, including SWAT and K-9 officers, as well as, deputies from the Prince William County Sheriff’s Office. Marine assistance was provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue,

the Stafford Sheriff’s Office and the Fairfax County Police Department. Air assistance was provided by the Fairfax County Police Department and the US Customs & Border Protection Office of Air and Marine. We would like to thank our law enforcement partners for their assistance in this search.

We would also want to thank the residents of the Montclair area for their patience and understanding during the search for this suspect.

Arrested on August 26th:

DeWayne Andrew WILLIAMS, 28, of the 14428 Belvedere Dr in Woodbridge

Charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony

Court date: October 17, 2014 | Bond: held WITHOUT bond


Jamie Lea BOWYER, 31, of the 15 Mary Dr in Stafford

Charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony

Court date: October 17, 2014 | Bond: held WITHOUT bond

Update 1:30 p.m. 

Police say they think they’ve spotted a man wanted in connection to a shooting and carjacking in Woodbridge. They’re locking down a portion of the Montclair neighborhood. 

*INCIDENT [Original Post]: Possible sighting of DeWayne Williams in the area of Skyline Dr and Laurel Ridge Rd off of Edgehill Dr in Montclair. Williams is one of the suspects wanted in connection to the shooting incident on Dale Blvd from overnight. Officers are locking down the area. A police K-9 and helo are also enroute. Area residents are urged to use caution as Williams is possibly armed and dangerous. If Williams is seen, do not approach and call police immediately.

7 a.m. 

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — DeWayne Williams shot a man in the face in the parking lot of a McDonalds restaurant in Dale City Monday night and then carjacked a driver on U.S. 1, police said.

The 23-year-old shooting victim was flown to a hospital and suffered a superficial wound, police added. The shooting took place after an argument outside the restaurant.

The shooter then took off in his car which was later found in the parking lot of nearby Freedom High School on Neabsco Mills Road in Woodbridge. Investigators said the man fled on foot to area of U.S .1 and Deleware Drive at the Misty Ridge Apartment complex.

Once there, the suspect carjacked a driver in the area of U.S. 1 and Deleware Drive, police said. The carjacked driver got out of the vehicle and was not hurt.

Police spent the night going to door to door searching for the suspect who has been identified as a 28-year-old DeWayne Andrew Williams. He’s said to be black, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. He’s armed and dangerous, police said.

Jamie Lea Bowyer, 31, of Stafford, has been identified as an accomplice in the shooting. Both face charges of aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony, police said.

Bowyer was due inside a Prince William County courtroom on Thursday for trial on an unrelated alcohol charge for failing to appear at ASAP substance abuse sessions, according the Virginia courts website. Those charges were filed in May. In 2011, a Fairfax County court found her guilty of public swearing and intoxication and a Stafford County court revoked her driver’s license.  

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Williams or Bowyer is encouraged to call Prince William County Crime Solvers.

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