Police Respond to Violent Domestic Dispute, Suspect Dies Days Later


Bodycam Video Released by Police

A domestic dispute at a local gas station escalated into a police intervention that ended in tragedy. On Friday, May 12, at approximately 1:30 AM, the Jonesboro Police Department received a call regarding a domestic dispute at the Kum & Go gas station located in the 2000 block of Red Wolf Boulevard.

Upon arrival, officers found 60-year-old Timmothy Wade Williams in his white pickup truck in the parking lot. A visibly distraught woman was also present at the scene. The woman informed the officers that Williams had assaulted her multiple times in the face when she tried to wake him up.

Williams was uncooperative and refused to exit his vehicle, making it difficult for officers to communicate with him. According to the incident report by Officer Lance McGinnis, Williams was forcibly taken to the ground to be placed in custody. Despite this, Williams continued to resist arrest.

Officers warned Williams that he would be tased if he continued to resist. Williams ignored the warnings, leading to him being tased three times before he was eventually handcuffed. EMS was called to the scene to evaluate Williams, who had sustained facial injuries during the arrest.

Williams was initially taken to the Craighead County Detention Center but was later transferred to St. Bernard’s Medical Center for treatment. He was booked into the detention center around 2:10 AM on charges of Resisting Arrest, Public Intoxication, Obstruction of Governmental Justice, Disorderly Conduct, and Third-Degree Battery.

On Wednesday, May 17, Williams suffered a medical emergency while in detention and was transported back to St. Bernard’s hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The Craighead County Sheriff's Office has opened an investigation into his death.