30-year old Isaiah Williams was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, vandalism, and violation of conditions of release after threatening a woman and causing extreme damage to her vehicle.
On September 5th, Mt. Juliet Police Officer Jordan Brown was running stationary radar on I-40 eastbound at mile marker 226 when he observed a vehicle traveling 92 mph in a zone posted 70 mph. The driver of the vehicle drove from the far-right high-occupancy vehicle lane, across two other lanes of traffic to where Officer Brown was parked. A male, Isaiah Williams, and a female, Dorthy Jones jumped from the vehicle. Jones, of Carthage, TN, explained that Williams was holding her against her will. She said that after she stated she just wanted to go home, he became extremely mad and started making threats to harm her. Jones told the officer that Williams reached into the rear area of the car and retrieved a large machete type knife. She said he began to make threats to include that “he would cut off all of my limbs, throw her out of the vehicle and drive off” while striking the dashboard with the machete, which caused great damage.
Officer Brown made contact with Williams who was emanating a strong odor commonly associated with alcoholic beverages. He also exhibited red watery eyes and slurred speech. After detaining Williams, the officer noted both empty and full containers of beers were lying on the passenger-side floorboard. Williams admitted to using the machete to cut Jones’ dashboard, but repeatedly refused to comply, resisting arrest and attempts to be placed in the patrol car. Officers hobbled the subject to the car for his safety and theirs. Further investigation showed Williams has an active Conditions of Release after being charged with aggravated assault on March 31 against Toni Shaw.
Isaiah Williams was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, vandalism, and violation of conditional release. His bond was set at $18,000.