Thursday, February 27, 2020

Couple Facing Weapons, DUI Charges after Incident at Local Bar

A Gans woman and a Sallisaw man are facing several charges after an altercation Feb. 16 at the Tumbleweed Bar at 113164 Highway 59 in Sequoyah County.

Courtney Alison Williams, 34, was charged with use of a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and carrying a weapon where alcohol is served, both felonies, as well as misdemeanor counts of carrying a firearm while under the influence and reckless conduct with a firearm.

In addition, an arrest warrant was issued for Jimmy Carrol Williams Jr., 42, on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to arrest records, Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the bar after receiving a report of an altercation involving a firearm there.

The bar’s owner told deputies that an intoxicated man, Jimmy Williams, was causing problems inside. The owner said he had removed Jimmy Williams from the bar, but once the men were outside, the man reportedly took a swing at him. The owner said he did not strike Jimmy Williams but did shove him to get him to leave.

When the man’s wife, Courtney Williams, came outside, she allegedly began pointing something in the air and began shooting what an eyewitness believed was a gun.

The Williamses left the bar and their vehicle was later stopped after a short car chase by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and a LeFlore County deputy on Highway 59 by Kerr Bridge.

Back at the bar, deputies discovered several ammunition casings with “Homady 380 Auto” stamped on them.

Another eyewitness told deputies that Jimmy Williams was trying to fight with him on the southwest corner of the building and when Courtney Williams came around the corner she shot two rounds off. The gun was later found in the Williamses’ vehicle.

When Courtney Williams was taken to the Sequoyah County Jail, she reportedly urinated on the floor of the booking area. Her bond was set at $35,500. She faces imprisonment in the Department of Corrections for 2 years to life on each felony weapons charge. The punishment for the misdemeanors range from fines of up to $500 and/or imprisonment for up to six months.

Jimmy Williams refused to take any sobriety tests. He told deputies he was injured during the altercation, so they took him to Northeastern Health Systems Sequoyah, where he refused treatment. He was then booked into the Sequoyah County Jail.

Jimmy Williams’ DUI charge is punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and imprisonment for up to five years or a minimum of 28 days of treatment followed by 30 days of aftercare at the defendant’s expense or treatment, imprisonment and a fine. His bond was set at $3,500.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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