Double murder suspect caught after escaping police custody

Isiah Alexander Williams, 18, somehow managed to get out of his handcuffs and slipped out of a police precinct on Old National Highway Monday evening.

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A double murder suspect who escaped police custody is now headed back to jail.

Isiah Alexander Williams, 18, somehow managed to get out of his handcuffs and slipped out of a police precinct on Old National Highway Monday evening.

Officers caught him Tuesday afternoon.

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“During our encounter with Mr. Williams, he was able to free himself of his handcuffs while being detained,” said Maj. Tamika Pritchett, with the City of South Fulton Police Department

Officers searched for hours looking for him into the night, but couldn't find him.

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Investigators told Channel 2’s Tom Jones that Williams made it to Atlanta, where he was arrested around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Pritchett said Williams is very dangerous and is accused of killing two teens.

“On Oct. 10, 2019, two juvenile males were murdered at 5195 Old Bill Cook Road at a vacant daycare building,” Pritchett said.

Natasha Williams, no relation to the escaped man, lives near the precinct.

She told Jones that it frightened her when she heard a suspected double murderer had escaped. She now wants to know how it happened.

“I just don't see how you get out of police custody from a police precinct,” Natasha Williams said.

Williams faces two counts of murder, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and burglary. Escape charges will likely be added.