GILMER COUNTY, Ga.- Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office has issued a BOLO for Leonard Higdon on behalf of Williston, North Dakota.
LEONARD HIGDON is currently being sought by law enforcement for a brutal attack that took place in Williston, North Dakota on Sept. 29th. Higdon has ties to Gilmer and Fannin counties and is considered to be armed and very dangerous. If you see him or know of his whereabouts, call 911 immediately.
Active Investigation Update Oct. 4, 2022 12:10pm
The Williston Police Department is still actively searching for Higdon Jr, Leonard Barton. We are asking for the public’s assistance with any information on the location of Higdon. If you see Higdon, DO NOT APPROACH. Please contact law enforcement immediately. Higdon is still considered armed and dangerous.
The Williston Police Department, with the assistance of multiple agencies, have been working extensively on this investigation leading to multiple charges being signed with the Williams County State’s Attorney’s Office. The charges are all stemming from the incident that occurred on Sept. 29, 2022, at approximately 3:40 a.m. Currently, Higdon has active warrants for the following charges:
-Criminal Attempt/Murder (Attempted Murder) (Class A Felony)
-Aggravated Assault (Class C Felony)
-Criminal Trespass (Class C Felony)
-Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Peace Officer (Class C Felony)
-Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (Class C Felony)
If you have any information that can assist with the search and investigation, please contact law enforcement:
Emergency: Dial 911
Dispatch Direct: 701-713-3355
Send an anonymous text via ND Tip: Text the keyword NDWILLIAMS and your message/tip to 847411. Please include as much detail as possible. You may also send pictures or video attachments.