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North Carolina police detain man in connection with Williams case

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Posted: Sunday, October 7, 2012 9:17 pm

A Stillwater man who is wanted in connection with the Darrell Williams case has been in custody in North Carolina since Aug. 31.

Yayi Adouk Janneh, 24, was arrested in Raleigh, N.C. on suspicion of financial card forgery, criminal possession of a forgery device, resisting a police officer, being a fugitive in another state, speeding and providing fictitious information to a police officer. He has a $250,000 bond in Wake County, where he is held, a jailer said.

Janneh will appear in court at 2 p.m. Oct. 24 to answer the charges, the jailer said. He will also be subject to an extradition hearing at that time.

Janneh was charged with two counts of sexual battery on Feb. 7, 2011. He and Williams, 23, were charged in Payne County District Court with multiple sex crimes, which stemmed from allegations that the pair inappropriately touched two women at an off-campus party in December 2010. The victims wrote a letter to the Stillwater Police Department identifying Williams, Janneh and another man as suspects, according to the Oklahoma State Courts Network. One of the victims identified Janneh, who she called "Yayi", from a photograph and said he forcefully placed her hand on his private area, according to the affidavit. She also reported seeing him assault the other victim in the case, court records show.

Special Judge Michael Stano issued a warrant for Janneh's arrest the day he was charged, which requested a $5,000 bond. Stano recalled the warrant on the day of Janneh's North Carolina arrest and issued a new warrant requesting that Janneh be held without bond in the Payne County Jail.

Williams was convicted July 23 of two counts of rape by instrumentation and one count of sexual battery. He was acquitted of two other counts of rape by instrumentation. The jury in his case recommended two years of jail time and Williams has remained in jail since the verdict. His sentencing was scheduled for Aug. 24 but has since been rescheduled three times, with a new date of Oct. 12 at 9 a.m., court records show.

As of Sunday night, Janneh remains on the City of Stillwater's Most Wanted Fugitives list.