ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Response Team was deployed over the weekend to apprehend an assault suspect.
Deputies responded to a call on Deanna Lane Saturday from an alleged assault victim, according to a press release issued Monday.
The alleged victim reportedly told deputies that she had been at the Daniels Lane home of 36-year-old Jimmy Jermaine Williams for several days. While she was there, Williams allegedly hit and kicked her numerous times, causing swelling and bruising on her body.
She also reportedly told deputies that she didn’t feel free to leave, fearing what might happen if she did.
According to the release, deputies went to Williams’ home, but he refused to come out. Investigators obtained a search warrant and Williams was arrested by the SRT Team.
Williams is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, second-degree kidnapping and two counts of assault on a female.
He was booked into the Richmond County Jail where he is being held on a $100,000 secured bond. Jail records show Williams is scheduled to appear in court June 13.
Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Williams was most recently convicted in 2019 for assault inflicting serious injury and was given probation.
Williams’ first conviction was in 2003 for receiving stolen goods.
He was subsequently convicted in 2004 of simple assault and in 2005 of misdemeanor breaking and entering and giving fictitious information to law enforcement. His probation on those convictions was revoked in 2006 and served around five weeks behind bars.
In 2007, Williams was convicted of driving under the age of 21 after consuming a controlled substance. The following year, he was convicted of his first felony — possessing stolen goods — and on a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charge. His probation for the latter convictions was revoked in 2009 and Williams was incarcerated for nearly five months.
Williams was convicted in 2014 of possession of a firearm by a felon. His probation for that conviction was revoked twice, resulting in two three-month incarcerations.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.