Murder Suspect Tries to Flee on Jacksonville Cruise Ship

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Investigators say a murder suspect wanted in Atlanta tried to escape the U.S. on a cruise ship out of Jacksonville.

Derron Williams, 29, is accused of murder.

Police say he deliberately ran over a person during an argument at a party earlier this month in Atlanta.

U.S. Marshals say Williams tried to flee the U.S. on board the Carnival Cruise Ship Celebration bound for the Bahamas.

It pulled out of port Thursday night.

The cruise ship made it five miles out to sea before getting stopped by the Coast Guard and U.S. Marshals.

Williams is being held at the Duval County Jail pending extradition to Georgia.


So if you need to get outta Dodge in a hurry, the cruise ship route is probably not your best choice.

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    Robert D said,

    What a maroon…..

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    swampie said,

    Yup. They’re probably doing some fairly intense scrutiny of cruise passengers.

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