Murder defendant out on bond arrested after high-speed chase with police and hit-and-run crash _lowres

Deaundre Williams, 23

A Baton Rouge man facing a pending murder charge who has bonded out of jail three times since his arrest in the 2013 killing was arrested again Tuesday after police said he led officers on a high-speed chase, committed a hit-and-run and was found with drugs.

Deaundre Williams, 23, is accused of fatally shooting 15-year-old Enrico Green on Jan. 17, 2013, and injuring 19-year-old Marvin Washington in the same incident. Williams was arrested and eventually indicted on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in April of that year, according to court records.

Williams, 6545 Nottingham St., won a motion to reduce his $300,000 bail in the murder case to $200,000, and he posted bond Dec. 3, 2014.

Four months after he was released, Williams was arrested on a theft count on April 1 and bonded out the next day on $15,000 bail, court records show. East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Judge Mike Erwin set the bail in that incident.

Nearly two months later, on May 20 Williams was taken into custody again and accused of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II substance. He bonded out the next day with $9,000 per the assignment of a commissioner who was assigning bonds for Judge Richard Anderson, Moore said.

East Baton Rouge Assistant District Attorney Jermaine Guillory asked Judge Bonnie Jackson on Sept. 29 to revoke Williams’ bond, calling him “a danger to the safety of the community.” Jackson ruled there should be a hearing on that motion, but a date wasn’t immediately set, Moore said.

Williams appeared in court on the murder case several times, most recently on Jan. 25, according to court files.

At 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, Williams fled from traffic stop at Nottingham and 69th streets, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department report. Williams, driving a Honda Accord with Antonio Sterling, 32, as a passenger, had not been wearing a seat belt and had a license plate obscured by a dark-tinted cover, the report says.

An officer saw two baggies — later found to contain cocaine, oxycodone and Xanax — thrown from the car in the 2400 block of 70th Street, according to the report.

Williams drove up to 75 mph in a residential neighborhood, bypassing several stop signs before hitting an occupied vehicle in the 2500 block of 75th Street and driving away, the document says. No one was injured.

Authorities were able to arrest Williams in the 2300 block of 73rd Street, but Sterling “bailed out” of the car and ran, throwing additional baggies of cocaine and crack cocaine to the ground, according to the report. He was caught after hopping a fence near J.K. Haynes Middle School.

Williams and Sterling, 6060 Winchester St., were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, possession of Xanax and possession of controlled dangerous substances with a gun.

Williams also was booked on a count of aggravated obstruction of highway, hit-and-run, a seat belt violation and improper equipment.

Sterling also was booked on resisting an officer and violating a drug-free zone.

Judge Beau Higginbotham set Williams’ bond at $40,000 but, upon hearing of the prior arrests, ordered Williams to be held without bond until April 21, when Jackson will hear the motion to revoke his bond, Moore said.

Sterling’s bond was set at $38,000, according to court records.

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* This story was changed after publication to correct the person who set a bond for Deaundre Williams on May 20, 2015.