Domestic incident leads to charges

Grambling Police arrested a Jonesboro man on several charges early Friday morning after responding to a domestic disturbance in progress.

Officers talked with a woman at a Mansfield Estates residence who said Lawrence Williams, 44, came inside her residence without permission. She said Williams heard her on the phone with someone else and became upset, grabbed her by the hair, and dragged her out of the bed and onto the floor. She said Williams continued to drag her across the floor into the living room and kitchen. She also said at some point Williams strangled her. 

The victim stated she was able to grab a knife to protect herself from Williams who told her multiple times he was going to kill her. The victim told officers after she grabbed the knife, Williams attempted to leave the residence. 

Williams told police he was attacked with a knife by the woman after she threw a chair at a television he had purchased. He denied putting his hands on the woman before she obtained the knife. 

Another occupant of the residence confirmed Williams entered the residence without permission and dragged the victim through the house by the hair. 

Williams was arrested and booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for domestic abuse battery, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, and a Ruston Police Department arrest warrant for a battery of a dating partner.

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