Williams was stabilized at the scene and transported to Flagler Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
A description of the man witnesses say committed the attack was broadcast to patrolmen in the area. Officers located a man, riding a bicycle in the area, who they say fit the description. 52-year-old Darrell Tyrone Jones, who resides at 532 Christopher Street in St. Augustine, was taken to the police department for questioning.
Jones was subsequently charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and attempted murder. He remains in custody in lieu of $30,000 total bail.