Just before 7:00 pm Friday, Officer Greg Harstad was patrolling in the area of Fugua’s Grocery (11th St and 10th Ave South). He happened upon two men, Allen Johnson and Timothy Williams, squaring off in the street in front of the store. After a few insults, the two started trading blows, and Harstad called for back-up. Officer William Thrasher was working a detail nearby and came to assist him.
The men didn’t want to break up their fight, but when the officers pulled their Tazers, the fight came to a screeching halt. Johnson was placed under arrrest for Simple Assault and a quick search of his person turned up a small amount of marijuana.
An ambulance was called for Williams to see to a cut on his head. While waiting, Williams began threatening officers and bystanders, saying “I’ll wreck all you motherf&%#@^$! I’ll bust you up!” He kept pulling against the handcuffs that Harstad had hold of, asking “Why you holding me like a motherf&%#@^$ dog, huh? motherf&%#@^$, I’d bust you up if you didn’t have that gun! I’d beat all you motherf&%#@^$!”
Williams was warned several times that if he kept using such profanity in the presence of several children that were in the crowd, he’d be charged with Disorderly Conduct, but he ignored these warnings.
Williams refused medical attention when the EMTs arrived, saying “I’m not gonna let you motherf&%#@^$ charge me any money for a doctor!”
He was then searched before being taken to LCADC and charged with Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct.
[When I took his photo, Williams asked, “Why you taking my motherf&%#@^$ picture? Like I’m a motherf&%#@^$ rapper! Do I look like Lil’ Wayne to you!?!” – JD]