Joe P. Asher
An Evarts man faces charges after an alleged assault and hostage complaint.
Robert Williams, 68, was arrested by Evarts Police Officer William Clogston III Sunday on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, menacing, third-degree terroristic threatening and fourth-degree assault with no visible injury.
According to Clogston, he received a complaint that Williams was holding his wife hostage at gunpoint.
“Upon… arrival to the scene Chief Blas (Evarts Police Chief Lupe Blas) and Sheriff Marvin Lipford made contact with Williams,” said Clogston. “Williams then stepped out the back door unarmed and turned himself in.”
Clogston noted that Williams stated that he and his wife had been in an an argument.
“The victim stated that when they got into the argument, Williams went up stairs then the victim went up stairs. They argued some more. The victim went back down stairs and that’s when Williams put the gun in the victim’s face and threatened to kill her,” said Clogston.
Williams was booked into the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity:
* Daniel Cottrell, 32, of Evarts, was arrested on Monday by the Evarts Police Department on charges of operating on a suspended or revoked license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia;
* Sabrina Jackson, 39, of Dayhoit, was charged by the Harlan County Detention Center on Monday with second-degree trafficking a controlled substance;
* Brittany Jones, 25, of Evarts, was arrested on Monday by the Evarts Police Department on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree criminal abuse;
* Thomas Smith, 28, of Baxter, was arrested by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday on a charge of third-degree burglary;
*Michael Wichman, 22, of Harlan, was arrested by probation and parole on a charge of third-degree burglary;
* Wendall Jones, 32, of Wallins, was arrested by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday on charges of fourth-degree assault, second-degree criminal mischief, probation violation and third-degree terroristic threatening. Jones was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
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