Man arrested in 2018 kidnapping, assault of teenage girl

The girl told police she was kidnapped from the bus stop on her way to school.

Man arrested in 2018 kidnapping, assault of teenage girl
Jimmy David Williams, 32, is accused in the 2018 kidnapping and sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - A man wanted for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Moss Point last year is behind bars.

Jimmy David Williams has been on the run since March 2018 after Moss Point Police issued a warrant for the kidnapping and sexual assault of a teenage girl. On Tuesday, police chief Brandon Ashley announced that Williams was arrested Dec. 20, 2018, in Atlanta and is now back in Jackson County to face charges.

On March 7, 2018, the 14-year-old girl told police that she was waiting at a bus stop to go to school when Williams pulled up and pointed a gun at her, demanding she get in his car.

Jimmy David Williams, 32
Jimmy David Williams, 32 (Source: Photo Moss Point Police Dept.)

The victim told police that Williams drove to an area near Ruby Street, where he sexually assaulted her. After dropping the teenager off near Moss Point High School, Williams drove off. The girl immediately went to a teacher and reported what happened.

Williams, 32, is charged with kidnapping and sexual battery. After waiving extradition, he was brought back to Mississippi and jailed in Jackson County Adult Detention Center. His bond is set at $150,000 for the kidnapping charge and $100,000 for the sexual battery charge.

Police, with the help of U.S. Marshals, have been searching for Williams since last year when the charges were made. According to authorities, the girl told them at the time of the report that she did not have a personal relationship with Williams but did recognize him as someone her stepdad knew.

Anyone with information about Williams or this incident is asked to contact Det. Snowden or the Moss Point Police Department at 228-475-1726 or report it to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers.

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