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Jeremy Keith Williams

DANVILLE — A Hewett man was tased by law enforcement after police say he was uncompliant with their verbal commands on April 18.

Jeremy Keith Williams, 41, was charged with obstructing, attempted burglary, domestic assault and destruction of property, according to a criminal complaint prepared by Boone County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Aaron M. Cook.

According to the complaint, the accused’s mother called 911 and said he was making threats to her and threw a brick through the windshield of her Toyota truck.

The complaint states that a short time later, the accused went to the neighbor’s front door and began kicking the door, trying to gain entry to the residence, and that he poured paint on the neighbor’s front porch and threatened to burn her residence down.

The report states the accused made entry to his mother’s residence by throwing a brick through a back sliding glass before the officer found the accused in a closet.

The report further states that the officer gave “several verbal directives” to exit the closet, as the officer could not see the hands of the accused, who was lying on the floor. After giving several more verbal directives without compliance, the officer deployed his taser and placed handcuffs on the accused and arrested him, according to the report, which also states that the accused was medically checked and cleared by Boone County EMS.

As of press time, Williams was held at Southwestern Regional Jail on a $60,000 surety/cash bond.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at or at 304-307-2401.

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