Domestic Violence Call Ends In Chase, Man's Arrest in Graham

3:51 PM, Feb 26, 2013   |    comments
  • Thomas Elwood Williams, Alamance Co Jail
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Graham, NC -- A man in Alamance County is facing numerous charges that include assaulting a deputy who tried to arrest him.

The arrest was made after deputies responded to a domestic violence call at a house on Mulberry Lane, just after 8 pm Monday. As officers were driving to the scene, a driver left the house  traveling at a high rate of speed and was driving recklessly.

According to a news release, deputies with the Alamance County Sheriff's Office tried to get the driver to stop, but he refused and a chase started. The driver turned onto Bevard Rd. and collided with a patrol car. The collision caused the suspect's car to go off the roadway. A deputy blocked the access road in an attempt to end the chase. The suspect rammed the patrol car and tried to push it out of the way with his car.

Officers were able to surround the vehicle and ordered the man to get out of his car. When the suspect would not get out, one deputy broke a side window to remove him. After pulling the suspect from the car, investigators said he continued to resist until officers were able to handcuff him.

The suspect identified as Thomas Elwood Williams, 42, was taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor scrapes. Officers also issued a search warrant to be executed at the hospital in order to obtain a blood alcohol sample.

Williams is charged with Driving While Impaired, Fleeing to Elude Arrest, Reckless Driving, Open Container of Alcohol Within the Vehicle, Felonious Assault With a Deadly Weapon on a Government Official, Resisting Arrest, Injury to Personal Property, Left of Center and Stop Sign Violations.

He was also charged with Assault on a Female following an investigation into the domestic violence complaint. He was placed under a "no bond" status until his appearance before a judge on the domestic violence charge.

The deputy assaulted by Williams did not require treatment.

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