Woman waving gun is charged

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By Patrick Yost


A woman allegedly waving a handgun during an intersection confrontation has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and others involved in the fray also face various charges, including possession of methamphetamine charges. 

Durcilla Monique Williams, 29, Madison was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, possession of schedule IV drugs and cruelty toward children in the third degree. Williams arrest came after Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a fight in progress complaint at the intersection of Boones Bridge Road and Lower Apalachee Road. Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports state that Williams told deputies she had responded to a threat by Porsha Renea Mullins, 17, Madison to meet at the end of Boones Bridge Road so the teen and the woman could fight.

Reports state that a witness of the incident alleged that Williams was brandishing a handgun and both Mullins and Williams were screaming at each other. When a deputy arrived he observed a pistol in Williams’ pocket with an extended clip. When the deputy approached, reports state, Williams allegedly tugged twice at the pistol and the deputy ordered her to raise her hands and place them on the hood of his vehicle. The 9mm Taurus handgun was secured and cleared. 

Reports state that while the deputy was placing handcuffs on Williams, Mullins charged her and the deputy. A second deputy at the scene secured Mullins but not before, reports state, she spat on Williams.

Mullins had arrived at the crossroads with two males; Jamal Anthony Cobb, 20, Madison and Marquavious Thomas, 17, Madison. Reports state that two juvenile children, aged 6 and 11, were in a third car driven to the scene by a relative of Mullins. One of the children was crying, reports state, and both were upset.

During an investigation of the incident, deputies allegedly located suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle driven by Cobb in which Thomas and Mullins were passengers. Both Cobb and Thomas were charged with possession of methamphetamine. Mullins was charged with simple assault, possession of methamphetamine and obstruction of law enforcement.

Reports state that while deputies were searching Williams vehicle they found suspected marijuana, 19 rounds of 9mm ammunition and two white pills suspected to be Xanax.

A witness reported to deputies that initially Mullins and Williams met at the intersection and argued loudly and Mullins left with Cobb and Thomas and drove down Boones Bridge Road but turned around and came back. When the three came back to the intersection, reports state, the witness alleged that Williams began waving the weapon in a threatening manner.

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