Authorities Looking for Wanted Sex Offender Suspect

WARD COUNTY - Authorities are on the lookout for a suspect who escaped while being transported early Sunday morning through West Texas.

The Ward County Sheriff's Office says a private transport company was traveling through Pyote when the transport stopped on the interstate.

King Samuel Williams, who was being transported to Pennsylvania from Arizona, managed to kick a guard and escape. He had been arrested on a sexual assault of a child charge.

The Ward County Sheriff's Office, DPS troopers and US Marshals have all been looking for Williams.

Williams is an African American male. He was last seen wearing jail clothing. Residents in the Pyote area are asked to keep an eye out for him and be aware of their surroundings. He may have had help getting out of the area, as authorities have not found any sign of him.