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3 arrested after Forsyth County traffic stop leads to manhunt
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Audrey Ellison, from left, Jonathan Daniel Castillo and William Thomas Williams

Three suspects are in custody at the Forsyth County Jail after a traffic stop that all three fled, with one suspect not being caught until after a SWAT team involvement the next morning.

Cpl. Doug Rainwater with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said a car was pulled over around 11 p.m. on Tuesday night on McGinnis Ferry Road, and all three in the car ran on foot.

William Thomas Williams, 29, of Norcross and Audrey Ellison, 18, of Royston, were arrested shortly after, while Jonathan Daniel Castillo, 20, also of Norcross, took off into the woods.

“We searched for him all night. We couldn’t find him,” Rainwater said. “I think he was just lying low.”

A sergeant with the Sheriff’s Office saw Castillo the next morning on McGinnis Ferry before he fled across the county line into Johns Creek.

As guns were found in the car, Rainwater said authorities believed Castillo could be armed and the city of Johns Creek activated the North Metro SWAT Team – made up of police from Johns Creek, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs – which was training nearby.

Castillo was found on Findley Road in Johns Creek after an off-duty police officer driving down the road saw him. Rainwater said the entire chase this morning took place in Johns Creek.

“His criminal history gave us some alarm too,” Rainwater said. “It wasn’t just a normal criminal history, it was somewhat serious, so we wanted to make sure we found him.”

All three suspects were charged with theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a felony, methamphetamine trafficking, possession of marijuana, THC oil and methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession more of than an ounce of marijuana.

Castillo also received charges of manufacturing of marijuana, obstruction of law enforcement officers and obstruction of a criminal investigation.

Williams was charged with weapon receipt, possession or transfer by a convicted felon and obstruction of law enforcement officers, while Ellison also received an expired or no license plate charge.

No bond has been set for any of the suspects.