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12-077 Deputies Arrest Suspect Who Barricaded Himself In Clearwater Home; Arrest Second Suspect For Obstruction

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

Clearwater Fire Rescue

Bryan Williams (Arrested)
DOB: 10/03/1985
Address: 1457 S. Missouri Avenue, Clearwater
Arrested for aggravated assault on an LEO, child endangerment, resisting arrest without violence; and an unrelated warrant for parole violation.

Isreal T. Williams (Arrested)
DOB: 11/01/1986
Address: 1457 S. Missouri Avenue
Arrested for obstruction.

Linda Williams (Complainant/Bryan’s Girlfriend)
DOB: 06/20/1969
Address: 1457 S. Missouri Avenue

Victims: Three children: two females ages 5 and 3; and a male age 15.

What: Deputies have arrested a suspect who barricaded himself in a Clearwater residence after brandishing a knife, threatening deputies and endangering three minor children. A second suspect was arrested for obstruction.

Where: Deputies responded to a private residence located at 1457 S. Missouri Avenue in unincorporated Clearwater.

When: Deputies responded at about 11:18 a.m. on April 20, 2012.

Deputies initially responded to the home when the complainant, 32-year-old Linda Williams requested that the suspect 26-year-old Bryan Williams be trespassed from the residence due to a domestic argument.

When deputies arrived on scene, the suspect grabbed a stick and told the deputies not to come any closer. Deputies ordered him to put the stick down. The suspect did not comply and instead went back into the house.

As deputies approached the door of the residence, the suspect came out with a butcher knife in hand and began to yell and threaten deputies. The complainant and the three minor children were also present in the front of the home. Deputies ordered the suspect to drop the knife; once again the suspect did not comply; and instead re-entered the residence and barricaded himself within.

Deputies established communication with the suspect through a back window of the home and negotiated with him for about 45 minutes – until they were able to convince the suspect to come out of the home through the front door.

While outside, the suspect continued to be argumentative and refused to obey deputy commands. Deputies then deployed a beanbag projectile at the suspect in order to subdue him. Deputies arrested Bryan Williams for aggravated assault on an LEO, child endangerment, and resisting arrest without violence. Williams was also arrested on an unrelated warrant for parole violation.

A second suspect, 25-year-old Isreal T. Williams, was arrested for obstruction after he also began yelling profanities at the deputies and telling deputies to get off the property.

Clearwater Fire Rescue responded to the scene and treated Bryan Williams for injuries related to the deployment of the beanbag and Israel Williams who was complaining he was feeling ill.

Both were treated on scene and subsequently transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.

The investigation continues.

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Bryan Williams

Isreal Williams

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