Fugitive Sex Offender Arrested

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On September 8, 2022, members of the New Bern Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit, along with the United States Marshals Carolina’s Regional Fugitive Task Force, conducted a warrant operation in the Sunnyside community of New Bern. Fugitive Del Marcel Williams was wanted in Virginia for 2nd Degree Forcible Sexual Offense and Failing to Register as a Sex Offender. He faces the same charges in New Bern in separate, unrelated cases. Williams is identified as a “Sexually Violent Predator” in the State of Virginia.

Del Marcel Williams

At the time of his arrest, Williams was in possession of a stolen firearm. He has been charged with Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and a Fugitive Warrant for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender out of Virginia. Williams is currently being held in the Craven County Jail under a $750,000 bond for his charges in North Carolina and no bond for his fugitive warrant.

The New Bern Police Department is committed to partnering with the community. Citizens are encouraged to become a “Partner in Policing” by rep01ting suspected illegal activity to the New Bern Police Department’s TIPS line at 252-636-5034 or the Craven County Crime Stoppers line at 252-633-5141. For additional information, please contact Lieutenant D. McInnis, Public Information Officer at the New Bern Police Department at 252-672-4274.

By Captain David Daniels, Operations Division Commander