42-year-old Joseph Venson Williams was drinking excessively at his residence on Madison Street and called into the Montgomery County E911 line to “talk to someone” late at night on December 13th. Officers arrived at his residence for a welfare check and spoke with him. Williams was highly intoxicated as officers advised him that he could legally drink in his house and told him to stay inside while they tried to contact his family. He went outside to the parking lot, had to be escorted inside, and told to stay inside. Williams then went outside again, fell on the ground, and refused to go back inside even when notified that he would go to jail if he did not comply. He began to pull his arms away as they tried to detain him, and he was taken into custody for public intoxication and resisting arrest shortly after.
Joseph Venson Williams of Madison Street in Clarksville, TN, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on December 14th, charged with public intoxication and Resisting arrest. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $3,000.
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