Authorities say a man who escaped from custody in Spartanburg County Monday should be considered dangerous. The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and Cowpens Police Department are searching for Jason Will Williams. He was arrested in March for a series of charges in connection with an armed robbery and he was later charged with a home invasion of an elderly couple that occurred a month earlier, among other charges.
Spartanburg Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tony Ivey says Williams was last seen wearing an orange detention center jumpsuit. He is a 30-year-old white male, 190 pounds, slender build, with dark hair and dark eyes. Williams escaped while he was being transported from Cowpens municipal court following a hearing.
The Sheriff’s Office is providing additional manpower, a K-9 team and an airplane to assist in the search. Ivey says if you see Williams, leave him alone and call 9-1-1.