Homeless man arrested for threatening clerk with knife


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Terell Lamar Williams, 41, was arrested early this morning and charged with aggravated assault after allegedly threatening a convenience store clerk with a knife after the clerk asked him to leave.

A Gainesville Police Department officer responded to the Circle K at 3838 N. Main Street at about 2:20 a.m., where an employee told him that he asked Williams to leave the store; he said Williams refused, and as he tried to escort him out of the store, Williams allegedly took out a pocket knife and pointed the blade toward the clerk.

The officer reported that surveillance video showed Williams and the clerk in a verbal altercation before Williams took a knife from his pocket and extended his arm toward the clerk; Williams was seen pacing around the store while wielding the knife and continuing to argue with the clerk.

Williams, whose address is listed as GRACE Marketplace, has three felony convictions (two violent) and two misdemeanor convictions (one violent); Judge Thomas Jaworski set bail at $10,000.

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  • (Grace + Homeless) x Felon = Crime

    It’s elementary and city leaders don’t get it.
    Is anyone really surprised at the City Commission’s inability to balance a checkbook?

    • The city communists are too concerned about “equity” and traffic violence to pay any attention to reality.

      • And only those things near campus. But still not the panhandling criminals by campus, neither 🤡👹

  • And why exactly would Terrell not think he could take what he wanted by force? The Democrat Party has told him his whole life that he is oppressed, that he deserves free things without working for them, and that if he does stray from the law then the consequences are far and few in between. The Democrats need to stop lying to people…a recent president wasn’t far off when he called them the Enemy of the People.

  • State legislature and DeSantis must shut down GRACE immediately! Or tax the hell out of local lawyers and judges to buy them housing in their own fancy hoods.

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