Parish man jailed for domestic abuse

Published 5:37 am Saturday, March 25, 2017

Acting on information from a concerned citizen, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies recently gathered solid evidence of domestic abuse violations against a parish female and her son, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the WPSO.

Evidence indicated that William Jacob Williams, 30, a parish resident, physically abused an adult female, held her against her will, placed a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her in the presence of her children, Haley said. Additionally, he allegedly struck one of her children, necessitating medical treatment.

Patrol deputies went to the residence occupied by Williams and arrested him Tuesday.

He was placed in jail charged with domestic abuse by aggravated assault, domestic abuse by battery strangulation, domestic abuse by child endangerment, false imprisonment, and cruelty to a juvenile. Williams is being held in the Washington Parish Jail without bond on the domestic violence charges and $8,000 bond on the other two charges. Even if he makes the $8,000 bond, he will not be eligible for release, Haley said.

Haley noted that he would not be releasing any information regarding the identity or address of the victims, in order to protect their identity.

“Once again, a concerned citizen boldly came forward and provided information which enabled our officers to solve this crime and make an arrest,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “I cannot over-emphasize the importance of our parish citizens reporting crimes to the Sheriff’s Office. Working together, we are a formidable team in our mutual fight against crime. Thank you for all you do and thanks to our fine deputies for their good work.”