A Fairfield man has been charged with kidnapping a woman in Birmingham, police announced Monday.
Adarius Williams, a 24-year-old from Fairfield, was taken into custody Saturday morning after officials attempted to make contact with him for several hours. Officers eventually used gas to draw Williams out. He has been charged with kidnapping and other misdemeanor charges.
Police began investigating the incident as a domestic violence case. The victim in the case is a 23-year-old female, BPD spokesperson Captain Henry Irby said in a release.
West Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Elm Street Southwest around 11:44 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Witnesses described hearing gunshots and told officers that a female was being held inside the residence and the suspect would not let her leave.
The officers were unsuccessful in making contact with the suspect inside the residence, so around 2 a.m. the Tactical Unit was called to the scene. The Tactical Unit negotiators were unable to make contact with the suspect as well.
Around 6 a.m. Saturday, officials deployed gas inside the home as negotiators continued to try to make contact with the suspect. Birmingham police report that the female victim exited the residence at 6:25 a.m. and the suspect followed closely behind at 6:27 a.m.
Williams was taken into custody without incident and is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $200,000 bond for the kidnapping charge. His other misdemeanor charges have a combined bond of more than $2,600.
Police say there were no reported injuries in the case.
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