SWAT Team Called Out to Look for Escaped Prisoner

For a time on Tuesday afternoon Lubbock County Sheriff's Deputies focused their search for Randy Allen Williams, 49, on the area of 140th Street and Avenue L. <span style="color: #ff0000;">UPDATED</span> for information on how Williams escaped.
LUBBOCK, TX – For a time on Tuesday afternoon Lubbock County Sheriff's Deputies focused their search for Randy Allen Williams, 49, on the area of 140th Street and Avenue L. A SWAT team was called out to that location, but by 3:00 pm officials decided Williams not in a house at the location.

Williams was an escapee; he drove away from his work detail in a stolen Lubbock County fleet services F-150 pickup.

Sheriff Kelly Rowe said Williams was considered a low-risk offender who was assigned to work in the county garage near the Sheriff’s Department downtown. Rowe said Williams set a fire to create a diversion so he could escape.

Williams was last seen in an orange prisoner jump suit, but he has taken it off.  There was not an update yet on his clothing description. The county
s truck was located at 82nd Street and Ash Avenue, but Williams was no longer inside.

His personal vehicle is described as a black 2007 GMC pickup, with license plate DFD 2831. According to his jail booking sheet Williams lives in the 1600 block of 114th Street.

Official records describe Williams as a White male with blue eyes and brown hair. He was also described as 5’11” tall and 185 pounds.

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