PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WJHL) — Days after federal escapee and child rape accused Sean Williams was spotted in western North Carolina, authorities announced the fugitive had been spotted again, this time near Tampa, Florida.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Tampa office said Williams was seen Tuesday in Pinellas County, which is located across Tampa Bay and includes the cities of Clearwater and St. Petersburg.
It is unclear where in Pinellas County or what time Williams was seen. The FBI reported on a wanted poster for Williams that he was born in Florida.
Last Friday, Williams was spotted at a mall in Sylva, North Carolina, sparking an active search by authorities. Sylva is not far from Cullowhee, where he was arrested in April 2023 after being wanted for nearly two years on felony munitions charges.
The former Johnson City businessman escaped from police custody in Greeneville, Tenn., more than a month ago while being transported to a federal court hearing.
Williams was indicted on federal charges of producing child pornography and state child rape charges.
This is a developing story. Look for updates on-air and on WJHL.com.
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