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One of three involved in fight with deputy out on bond

Posted March 1, 2010

— One of three people involved in a fight that sent a Franklin County deputy to the hospital was out on bond Monday.

Janika Montia Williams, 18, made her $2,500 bond on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The two men involved in the altercation were behind bars Monday.

Deputies were called to break up a fight between Janika Williams and Patrick Xavier Davis, 20, Saturday at the Citgo gas station at 611 N. Bickett Blvd., near U.S. Highway 401, in Louisburg, according to Franklin County Sheriff Pat Green.

Joe Williams, a relative of both combatants, also joined the fray, according to Louisburg Police Capt. Jason Abbott.

Deputy James Williamson, 61, who arrived to back up the first responders, suffered a severe head injury while trying to break up the fight, Green said. He was in stable condition at Duke University Hospital Monday afternoon.

Louisburg police charged Joe Williams, 24, of 168 Chicken Hollow Way in Henderson, with assault inflicting serious injury on a law enforcement officer. Abbott said after Joe Williams’ arrest that it was not immediately clear whether he directly attacked Williamson.

Davis, of 5370 Taylor Gin Road in Castalia, was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to disperse. He was held on $2,500 bond.

Joe Williams’ bond was set at $150,000.


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  • nomorethanthat Mar 1, 2010

    Now did he post $2500 or 10% of that amount to get out? Chances are that he only posted $250 to the court and obligated himself for the full amount to his bondsman if he skipped.

  • gvmntcheese Mar 1, 2010

    They had to charge someone, might as well be the one who was actually trying to break up the fight... Comon guys... Really?

  • sprcop Mar 1, 2010

    endless circle he gets out time and time again until several years down the road he kills someones son or daughter at an atm machine, and then all will say "i think sonething is wrong with our system" lame. i wish people would get what they deserve

  • GWALLY Mar 1, 2010

    ...."Pay for his Dr. bills, lost wages any other expense involved. Dalefan...."

    ...with what a welfare check....????

  • airbornemonty Mar 1, 2010

    I wonder why the deputies didn't call on Lucille for help. That really was the time when her help was needed...oh almost forgot, restrictions!

  • workingforthosethatwont Mar 1, 2010

    assaulting a police officer should be an automatic five years! no good time, no gain time, no time off for good behavior. 60 months! Pay for his Dr. bills, lost wages any other expense involved.

  • 2be1ask1 Mar 1, 2010

    Sounds like these fine citizens need a good ole fashioned tune up.