Top 10 most wanted suspect from Gulfport is behind bars

Jhointea Marquette Williams. Image source: Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Jhointea Marquette Williams. Image source: Mississippi Highway Patrol.

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - He was listed as one of the top 10 most wanted suspects in Mississippi. The Gulfport native was wanted for a slew of crimes from several law enforcement agencies throughout the state, but earlier this month Jhointea Marquette Williams, 33, of Gulfport was arrested by the Mississippi Highway Patrol's interdiction unit.

According to Mississippi Department of Public Safety Public Affairs Director Warren Strain, Williams was stopped by troopers on I-20 in Rankin County.

Strain said, Williams is wanted on charges including false pretense, uttering forgery, fraud, writing bad checks, computer fraud and embezzlement.

Williams was wanted by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, police departments in Pearl, Richland, Biloxi and Gulfport and the Mobile County, AL Sheriff's Department, according to Strain.

"Mr. Williams was stopped and upon investigation our troopers found a cache of items in the truck he was driving that are suspected to have been stolen," said MHP Director Colonel Donnell Berry.

Williams is being held on $1 million bond at the Rankin County Detention Center.

The Highway Patrol and Bureau of Investigation is continuing the investigation of Williams and additional charges are possible.

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