An investigation that led to the arrest of a 33-year-old Ardmore man, within hours of Friday afternoon’s drive-by shooting in a northwest side neighborhood, has resulted in pending drug trafficking charges in addition to crimes connected to the wounding of a pedestrian.
Ardmore police investigators formally arrested Terrance R. Williams, following interviews concerning the shots fired at the male victim that left him with a gunshot wound in the leg. But it was what investigators found while serving a search warrant at Williams’s White Street residence that added more fuel to the charge fire.
“A weapon, not the one used in the shooting, was recovered from the house, and trafficking (charge) weight crack cocaine and other narcotics were found,” said Detective Matt Dunn.
Williams was booked into the Carter County Detention Center pending shooting with intent to kill, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony and trafficking cocaine. Formal charges could be filed against Williams as early as Monday.
The shooting victim was taken to the hospital. Capt. Eric Hamblin, APD public information officer, said the man’s wound was not believed to be life threatening.
At the time of his arrest Williams was free on a $10,000 bond he posted on charges filed in July for distribution of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. He was also under a personal recognizance bond set in September on charges of knowingly concealing stolen property.
Williams’ prior criminal history also includes felony convictions of drug possession in 2008 and unlawful possession of a firearm in 2011.
Investigation into the events and circumstances leading to Friday’s shooting continues. Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has knowledge of the crime is urged to contact investigators by calling police headquarters at (580) 223-1212.