Lockport man killed in Medina crash

MEDINA — A three-time ex-con was jailed after he detained his girlfriend against her will and then led police on a high-speed chase through Niagara County Sunday night.

Village of Medina Police Chief Chad Kenward said his officers were sent to the scene of a domestic violence incident Sunday night.

The man, police were told, had driven away with his girlfriend in the car and that she reported that she had been kidnapped.

“He got her in the car and wouldn’t let her go,” Kenward said. “He took off and we sent the vehicle description to other agencies.”

Niagara County sheriff’s deputies began pursuing the car in Middleport and then into Lockport, where the chase ended.

Lockport Police Chief Steve Abbott, who was unavailable for comment, told the Lockport Journal that the man had outstanding warrants in Lockport but was transported to Orleans County.

That’s where charges were placed against him by Medina police.

Dwight R. Williams, 43, was charged with felony first-degree unlawful imprisonment and misdemeanor menacing.

He was committed to Orleans County Jail and still faces charges related to the chase in Niagara County.

Williams, who is believed to be from Lockport, has served three state prison terms since 2000, all for dealing drugs in Niagara and Erie counties.

He was released from prison in December when his parole expired.

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