BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A Gulfport man is behind bars following an early morning arrest in Biloxi. Akeem Williams, 23, was arrested after attempting to flee from police during a traffic stop near CT Switzer Rd, shortly after 5:00.am. Friday.
Biloxi police stopped Williams for speeding, but then noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the car. The officer then found that Williams did not have a driver's license.
After being told to exit the car, Williams attempted to flee on foot. He was captured after a short chase. A search of the vehicle turned up a loaded 9 mm handgun which was within reach of the driver. Williams, who was convicted of burglary in 2010 in Biloxi, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, along with several misdemeanor offenses including resisting arrest.
He is being held at the Harrison County Jail on $50,000 bond, pending his initial court appearance.