Domestic Dispute Ends in Arrest

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Valdosta, Georgia - August 23, 2011 -

On Monday evening around 11:10 pm deputies from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 2841 U.S. Highway West, Wiregrass Estates, lot #37, Valdosta regarding a domestic dispute between two parties. While responding, the deputies were informed that the victim and her boyfriend, who live together at the residence, had been involved in a verbal dispute. During the argument, Lemuel Armon Williams became even more agitated and retrieved a handgun from somewhere inside the residence. Lemuel Williams pointed the firearm at the victim and threatened to “end her life.” The victim and a fifteen {15} year old child fled the home and ran to a neighbors residence where 9-1-1 was called. Deputies also learned that three {3} other children, ages ten {10}, seven {7} and three {3}, were asleep in the living room of the home when the victim fled and had remained there.

After the deputies arrival several attempts were made to contact Lemuel Williams but this was unsuccessful. Given the fact that Lemuel Williams was armed and there were children present inside the home, the Special Response Team of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office was summoned to the scene. At approximately 1:30 am members of the SRT approached the home and were able to make entry and safely remove the children without being detected by Lemuel Williams. Once the children were removed, Lemuel Williams, who had moved to a bedroom, was taken into custody without incident. The handgun used in the crime was later recovered by investigators.

Lemuel Williams was transported to the Lowndes County Jail where he continues to be held pending his appearance before a Magistrate Judge this afternoon at an arraignment hearing.

Williams, Lemuel Armon
2841 U.S. Highway 84 – West, lot #37
Valdosta, Georgia 31601
DOB: 10-29-1964

Charges:

Terroristic threats

Cruelty to children in the third degree – four {4} counts

Pointing a handgun at another

Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime


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  • by GA PEACH Location: VALDOSTA on Aug 24, 2011 at 05:05 PM
    THERE IS TWO SIDES TO A STORY DONT JUDGE BEFORE U GET THE FACTS THIS IS A HARD WORKING MAN THAT PROVIDES FOR HIS FAMILY YALL NEED TO BE INVESTIGATING THIS WOMAN IF SHE WAS SOBER MAYB SHE COULD TELL THE TRUTH DFACS NEED TO B LOOKING INTO HER
  • by J Location: Wakulla on Aug 24, 2011 at 07:53 AM
    Female should be arrested and charged with endangerment to a child and neglect. First for allowing those kids to live with this thug, and second for running out on them when he pulled a gun.
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      by GA PEACH on Aug 24, 2011 at 05:07 PM in reply to J
      SHE SHOULD BE MORE TO THIS
  • by jake on Aug 23, 2011 at 08:37 PM
    leave the brotha alone, just trying to keep his woman in line.
  • by Tom Location: TLH on Aug 23, 2011 at 07:09 PM
    Truly a couple of thoroughbreds, destined for great things.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 at 02:04 PM
    It sounds like she is attracted to this type of person. And always will be unless she profesional council.
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      by anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 at 03:14 AM in reply to
      aaa is what she needs
  • by anon2 Location: greater Tally area on Aug 23, 2011 at 01:49 PM
    Here goes another one... Trying to settle a verbal argument with a gun...What is wrong with People... I am pro gun... But I believe that they are for defending yourself, family and property. Not settling arguments. Some people just shouldn't have guns. I have for years, carried a gun on my hip and never once tried to settle a verbal tiff with a gun
  • by Papi Location: South Georgia on Aug 23, 2011 at 01:19 PM
    What can we learn from this incident? That Armon had an abusive childhood and that's why he is behaving badly! At least that's what his liberal attorney will attempt to make us believe!
  • by gus on Aug 23, 2011 at 12:30 PM
    Another fine and upstanding communtiy leader, probably an Obama and Marks supporter too!
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      by wer on Aug 24, 2011 at 03:49 AM in reply to gus
      for sure and also Bill Proctor
  • by lo on Aug 23, 2011 at 12:25 PM
    all you got to do is look at his picture ,,,tell it all,,,,drugs and drinking ..
  • by Jethro Location: T. Town, Florida on Aug 23, 2011 at 11:52 AM
    This is just a terrorist! A thug! We know he terrorized the child 15, how many others were awakened by this hood? I'm sure they were awakened with the police in the house!? This lady needs to stay away from this punk hood! This could have ended very badly. I am happy that it did not. Thanx.
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