Dirt-spewing peel-out leads to multiple charges

By Jordan Bailey | Apr 18, 2017
Courtesy of: Waldo County Sheriff's Office Chesley Williams

Montville — A man was arrested on multiple charges, including domestic violence assault, after allegedly refusing to let a woman out of the car he was driving, then leaving her and two children in car seats on the side of the road and spraying them with dirt, rocks and mud as he sped off.

According to reports, on April 10 at about 2 p.m., Chesley Z. Williams, 27, of Palermo was driving with a woman and two children, when they got into an argument. The woman asked to be let out of the vehicle, but Williams allegedly refused and continued driving. Eventually he pulled over and let her out, and put the two children in car seats on the side of the road.

"Then when he takes off, he guns it," said Chief Deputy Jason Trudy, referring to allegations in the report, "and he's in the dirt, so he spins dirt and rocks and mud all over her, all over both the children, the car seats, sprays them, covers them and takes off."

Deputy Kevin Littlefield arrested Williams and charged him with domestic violence assault with prior convictions, driving to endanger, two counts of assault of victims under 6 years old, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of criminal restraint of victims under 8 years old, and criminal restraint. However, Trundy said he believes the Waldo County District Attorney will "greatly pare down" the charges.

Williams is scheduled to appear in court on May 5.



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