He even purchased an AK-47 weapon in recent days. His grandmotheconvinced him to go to a local hospital. Federal agents arrested him. They discovered the AK-47 along with 17 full magazines, multiple knives and black tactical clothing. Williams was also accused of providing a gun dealer with an outdated physical address, and has been charged with making false statements to a federally licensed firearms dealer. Williams appeared in court on Friday. He’s in Lubbock County Jail.
The grandmother was able to stop another potential mass shooting in Texas. If convicted, Williams faces up to five years in federal prison. “I want to praise the defendant’s grandmother, who saved lives by interrupting this plot, as well as the Lubbock police officers and federal agents who investigated his unlawful acquisition of a deadly weapon,” Erin Nealy Cox, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, said. Williams’ arrest came two days before the massacre Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.