A man accused of shooting at San Francisco police officers at a hotel in June now faces federal charges of failing to surrender for an earlier prison sentence.
Waddell Williams, 33, is in state custody in lieu of $3 million bail, awaiting trial on multiple counts of attempted murder, assault with a firearm on a police officer and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
He was arrested early the morning of June 26 after what San Francisco police said was a two-hour standoff with officers at the Chelsea Motor Inn on Lombard Street in the Marina District.
Police responded to reports of shots fired from a room inside the hotel at about 11 p.m. on June 25, police said.
When the first two officers arrived, Williams allegedly fired through his hotel room door at them, police said. No one was injured and Williams was taken into custody at about 1 a.m.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a federal judge in November had ordered Williams to report to the U.S. Marshals Service on Dec. 26 to begin a four-month prison sentence for violating the terms of his supervised release, the federal equivalent of parole.
Williams, who was out of custody at the time on a $50,000 bond, failed to surrender, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported.
A federal grand jury indicted Williams on Tuesday on felony charges of failure to surrender for sentencing and contempt of court.
The maximum penalty for failing to surrender for sentencing is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. There is no statutory maximum penalty for contempt of court.