Department of Youth Services Contractor Arrested on Serious Gun Charges Over the Weekend

At about 12:34 AM on Friday, March 12, 2021, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an on-site arrest of Douglas King, 26, and Harold Saunders-Williams, 25, both of Boston, for firearm related offenses in the area of Washington Street and Erie Street in Dorchester.

While on patrol in the area, officers conducted a traffic stop of a motor vehicle with an expired registration. Officers spoke with the driver, Douglas King, and it was revealed through a CJIS query that King’s driver’s license was suspended. When officers requested the driver to exit the motor vehicle, the passenger, Saunders-Williams, kept his left arm placed tightly to his body as if he was attempting to conceal something.

Officers conducted a pat-frisk of Saunders-Williams, recovering a loaded 9MM Taurus 709 Slim with one round in the chamber and seven rounds in the magazine. Officers also recovered a loaded Glock .40” with one round in the chamber and six rounds in the magazine from the glove compartment of the vehicle.

Sources familiar with Mr. King tell us that he is an employee of Elliot Juvenile Services, the primary subcontractor for Mass DYS, meaning this man may have direct access to some of the State’s most troubled children. We reached out to both Elliot as well as the State for comment, however they refused to return our phone calls. As for the growing number of questions about Elliot’s hiring process, there is no word yet on if the State will open an official inquiry.

Douglas King and Harold Saunders-Williams were both arrested and charged with the following: Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. They are both expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.