Harmony man charged with wrecking apartment
Caleb HarshbergerEagle Staff Writer
JACKSON TWP — Police arrested a Harmony man after he reportedly threatened his wife, fired a rifle out his window and yelled obscenities at neighbors.
Charges were filed on Nov. 15.
Victims called the police on Aug. 11 at around 3:41 a.m. to report that Alexander Williams, 27 of Harmony, had made “veiled threats” to his wife during an argument earlier that night.
She told officers she was concerned about the threats as Williams was “extremely intoxicated” and showed police a text he reportedly sent that said “you must have a death wish,” in reference to her not coming home that evening.
After the argument, she had taken their children to a nearby relative’s house. She called police back later to report hearing a gunshot from the direction of Williams’ residence and asked officers to check in on him, fearing he might have harmed himself, documents state. Officers arrived around 6:40 a.m. and reportedly found Williams “passed out.”
The apartment was badly damaged, with several holes punched in the walls and a broken glass door, documents state. When he awoke, Williams reportedly told officers that he had an argument with his wife and left.
He said when he came home he became more frustrated with her and her family, and admitted to sending the text and to firing a round from a .45-70 caliber rifle out of his upstairs window, documents state. Police reported Williams calmed down while they talked, but as they were leaving he reportedly ran outside and began yelling obscenities at his neighbors. He “was still severely intoxicated,” documents state.
Police charged Williams on Nov. 15 for terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and harassment. He is being held in the Butler County Jail on $5,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing was set for this week.