Wanted fugitive sought by police

Derek Lee Williams

The Jefferson County Sheriff is asking the public's help in locating a probationer with a warrant out for his arrest. 

In a press release, the Sheriff's office said Derek Lee Wiliams, 27, is wanted on a motion to revoke his probation for felony burglary and theft of a firearm. 

"Mr. Williams is also wanted for questioning in several recent crimes," Deputy Rod Carroll said in the press release. 

Williams is a white male, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 170 pounds and likely has "connections" in the Kountze, Vidor and Beaumont area, the press release said. 

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Williams can call Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477). 

If your tip leads to William's arrest, you could earn up to $1,000.