Heroin, violent crimes probe adds 12th arrest

Feb. 04, 2013 @ 04:35 PM

A police arrest on federal warrants Monday morning is linked to an ongoing probe of heroin drug trafficking and associated violent crimes that netted 11 arrests last week.

Henderson Police Department Lt. Alan Hedgepeth said federal authorities charged Tyshik-kee Davonte Williams, 21, of 527 High St., Henderson, with two counts of selling heroin and with having a firearm with ammunition as a convicted felon.

A Vance County magistrate ordered Williams held without bond pending transfer to a federal jail facility.

Police officers and federal agents announced the arrest of 11 people Jan. 28 on assorted heroin and violent crimes charges.

A three-count federal indictment charges Williams had a firearm as a convicted felon on March 30, 2011, and conducted heroin deals on Jan. 18 and Feb. 1 of 2012.

Williams served a 15 to 18 months prison term for a case of multiple robbery allegations from 2008 and 2009 that were consolidated into one common-law robbery conviction.

On June 29, 2010, Williams received release from state prison, according to N.C. Public Safety records.

Williams is also under a forfeiture notice seeking all property and proceeds gained from the alleged drug trafficking, if he is found guilty. The partially redacted document available to the public did not enumerate property items in question.

Henderson police have been working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agents in an ongoing investigation.

The indictments announced last week included suspects from Vance County, New Bern and Raleigh.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.