BY JENNIFER CABRERA
Marcus Myron Williams, 36, was arrested on March 19 on a warrant issued after a sworn complaint was filed on February 22, accusing him of aggravated assault and aggravated stalking.
The initial alleged incident occurred on February 6, when the victim reported that while Williams was a passenger in her vehicle, he got mad at her, screamed in her face while she was driving, then took a gun out of his bag, held it on his lap, and threatened to shoot her in the head three times. She reported that she drove him home quickly to get him out of the car. She also said that he was drinking alcohol from a large bottle during the trip and threatened to throw it at her vehicle but was interrupted by a nearby citizen who yelled at him.
The victim reported that she broke off contact with Williams after the incident, but he continued to call her numerous times over the next 2 weeks including one 25-minute span in which he called five times, prompting her to call the police. He then reportedly called her six times in 15 minutes while an officer was present. While the officer was listening, Williams reportedly apologized for threatening her with a gun but also told her that he had seen her at a park talking to another man and that he would shoot that man in the head. The officer then reportedly engaged Williams over the phone, and Williams hung up.
Williams has been sentenced to the Department of Corrections three times and was last convicted on charges of aggravated assault, battery (third offense), and resisting arrest without violence in a 2016 case and was last released from prison on January 28, 2021.
Because of his record, on March 18 the State Attorney’s Office filed a “Notice of Intent to Seek Enhanced Penalties as Prison Releasee Reoffender,” alleging “the Defendant MARCUS MYRON WILLIAMS to be a ‘prison releasee reoffender’ and the State shall seek increased penalties at sentencing… should the Defendant be convicted in the above styled case.”
Williams has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, and aggravated stalking. He is being held without bail.
Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.