Man charged with assault and false imprisonment

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By Tia Lynn Ivey

Managing Editor 

A man who allegedly held a pistol to a woman’s head during an argument has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and simple battery.

Brandon Jacob Williamson, 34, was arrested on Sunday, July 12 after a deputy was called to a Fears Road residence after a neighbor heard a woman screaming for help.

According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, Deputy Derek Scott Snead responded to a 11:26 a.m. call to the residence and observed a broken rear window. Through the window, Snead reported, he observed a man and woman sitting on a bed. Snead asked the couple to come out of the house and, initially, the man told Snead to leave and let them resolve their problems.

Williamson exited the house and told Snead that he became enraged after the woman accidentally ran over his dog on July 10. The woman alleged that following the dog incident, Williamson blocked her vehicle in the driveway and threatened to break out the windows of the vehicle. The woman said her 5-year-old daughter was in the vehicle at the time.

The woman said the next morning Williamson accused the woman of having a relationship with another couple based on text messages he had read on her phone. The woman said the text messages were several years old and she denied the accusation. She alleged that Williamson grabbed her by the throat and threw her into a bathroom tub. She alleged later that Williamson confronted her while she was laying on a couch with her daughter and pointed a silver handgun at her head. 

The woman said she wanted to leave the residence and alleged that Williamson fired one shot through the floor of the bedroom and then kicked out an air conditioning unit. She also alleged that Williamson then punched a television monitor and crushed the screen. 

The next morning, the woman alleged, Williamson then threatened her again. She said at this point she began yelling for help, hoping a neighbor would hear her and call authorities. A neighbor did call the woman’s mother, reports state, and the mother called 911.

Williamson allegedly told investigators that he had struck the woman in the back of the head but denied ever holding a firearm or shooting the firearm. 

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