Husband, wife fought with officers, GPD says


Published: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 7:39 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 7:39 p.m.

A Gainesville husband and wife were arrested Friday after police say both tussled with police officers.

Freddie Lewis Williams, 32, and his wife, Latresa Nicole Williams, 26, of 1411 NE First St., were arrested at their house at around 7 p.m., according to the Gainesville Police Department.

A GPD officer stopped Freddie Williams as he was driving his car into his driveway. Williams got out of his car, but the officer told him to stay in his car. As the officer approached him, Williams ran away, according to the police report.

The officer caught Williams, but Williams struck him with his elbow in the chest and ran toward his front door. The officer shot him with a Taser twice to subdue him and handcuff him, the report said.

Underneath Williams’ body, the officer found three bags filled with 16 grams of cocaine, valued at about $600, the report stated.

After Williams was read his rights, he told the officer he resisted arrest because of what he had, the report states.

While officers were arresting her husband, Latresa Williams walked up behind officers despite orders to stay back. She was told to stay out of the house and stand in the front yard while officers searched the house for evidence, the report said.

Instead, she walked into the house, refusing to obey officers who told her to go outside. According to the report, she continued to yell and to incite people to block officers’ paths into the house.

An officer grabbed her arm to escort her out of the house, but she pulled away, the report said. Officers found marijuana and 10 rounds of .30-caliber carbine rounds and a .380-caliber round in the house, GPD spokesman Officer Ben Tobias said in a press release.

Freddie Williams was arrested on charges of battery on an officer, possession with intent to sell a controlled substance near a school, driving while having a suspended or revoked license with knowledge, possessing marijuana and possessing ammunition by a convicted felon.

Latresa Williams was arrested on a charge of resisting and obstructing an officer without violence.

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