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Police: Man tried to drown woman in apartment pool

Posted August 8, 2010

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— Burlington police were searching for a man who witnesses say jumped into a pool fully clothed and tried to drown a woman Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses said that Gregory Williams, 27, entered the pool area at the Glenwood Apartments, 1528 S. Mebane St., around 2:45 p.m. and began to create a scene in front of children and adults there.

Police said that Williams jumped into the pool and tried to strangle and drown Ashlee Richmond, 28. He fled when witnesses called police.

Williams is wanted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault by strangulation and assault on a female.

He also goes by Gregory Louis Williamson and Gregory Louis Johnson.

Anyone with information about Williams' whereabouts should call the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500 or Alamance County Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.


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  • Tom Morrow Aug 9, 2010


  • Kelondris Aug 9, 2010

    Can you say "stupid"? Honestly did he think he could get away with this?? Broad daylight and a crowded pool . . . I'm just saying. Darwin award maybe?

  • Tiffany2007 Aug 9, 2010

    Seriously...Is it the weather? I'm sure he thought she was drowning. Get this creep off the street.