Lowndes deputies charge man with terrorist threats - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Lowndes deputies charge man with terrorist threats

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Major road project takes a step forward

    Major road project takes a step forward

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:02:45 GMT
    Lee County Commissioners are close to approving a route for a major road project that will connect the east and west parts of the county. Tuesday night, they heard from Georgia Tech engineers who studiedMore >>
    Lee County residents will soon have the chance to give their opinions on a major road project.More >>
  • City leaders approve new rules for model airplanes

    City leaders approve new rules for model airplanes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:59:14 GMT
    Albany city commissioners approve new rules for model airplanes.      Following complaints from some people who live near Hilsman Park a citizen's advisory committee spent months studying the issue andMore >>
    Albany city commissioners approve new rules for model airplanes.      Following complaints from some people who live near Hilsman Park a citizen's advisory committee spent months studying the issue andMore >>
  • Voters hear from candidates at forum

    Voters hear from candidates at forum

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:56:54 GMT
    Voters heard from more than a dozen political candidates at a forum Tuesday night hosted by the Albany Civil Rights Institute. People running in Dougherty County Commission, Dougherty County School BoardMore >>
    Days before early voting opens, candidates for several races in Dougherty County get together to try earn voters' support.More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Deputies from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office have arrested and charged a man with terrorist threats, four counts of cruelty to children in the third degree, pointing a handgun at another and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Deputies arrested Lemuel Armon Williams Monday, August 22 after officers were dispatched 2841 U.S. Highway West, Wiregrass Estates, lot #37 regarding a domestic dispute.

 

Here is the full press release from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

On Monday evening around 11:10 pm deputies from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to 2841 U.S. Highway West, Wiregrass Estates, lot #37, Valdosta regarding a domestic dispute between two parties.

While responding, the deputies were informed that the victim and her boyfriend, who live together at the residence, had been involved in a verbal dispute.

During the argument, Lemuel Armon Williams became even more agitated and retrieved a handgun from somewhere inside the residence.

Lemuel Williams pointed the firearm at the victim and threatened to "end her life." The victim and a fifteen {15} year old child fled the home and ran to a neighbors residence where 9-1-1 was called. Deputies also learned that three {3} other children, ages ten {10}, seven {7} and three {3}, were asleep in the living room of the home when the victim fled and had remained there.

After the deputies arrival several attempts were made to contact Lemuel Williams but this was unsuccessful.

Given the fact that Lemuel Williams was armed and there were children present inside the home, the Special Response Team of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office was summoned to the scene.

At approximately 1:30 am members of the SRT approached the home and were able to make entry and safely remove the children without being detected by Lemuel Williams.

Once the children were removed, Lemuel Williams, who had moved to a bedroom, was taken into custody without incident.

The handgun used in the crime was later recovered by investigators.

Lemuel Williams was transported to the Lowndes County Jail where he continues to be held pending his appearance before a Magistrate Judge this afternoon at an arraignment hearing.

Williams, Lemuel Armon

2841 U.S. Highway 84 – West, lot #37

Valdosta, Georgia 31601

DOB: 10-29-1964

Charges: Terroristic threats

Cruelty to children in the third degree – four {4} counts

Pointing a handgun at another

Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime

Powered by WorldNow