Man accused of cutting ankle monitor appears in court

By Nick Walton -


A man accused of violating bond in a robbery case appeared in court Wednesday for an arraignment on newer charges.

Damon S. Williams, 19, appeared in court for a video arraignment for charges of vandalism and failure to appear as required by recognizance for alleged conduct in April while on house arrest from another case. The arraignment hearing was continued to Friday and his bond was established at $100,000 Wednesday.

Williams was indicted in April on two charges of robbery stemming from a March 27 incident. On that date, Urbana Police responded to Wal-Mart, 1840 E. U.S. Route 36, on a report of a struggle between a thief and a store security person.

Police found store security trying to hold Williams down after he had been stopped for allegedly stealing $256.34 of merchandise. Police found during the struggle, Williams was flailing and kicking at store personnel which resulted in physical injuries to them.

During an April 7 hearing, Williams was granted a personal recognizance bond with a special condition of house arrest with electronic monitoring at an Urbana residence.

A journal entry alleging bond violations filed on April 12 states the Tri-County Regional Jail notified the court on April 8 that on April 7 within hours after being released on house arrest Williams allegedly violated conditions of bond by traveling to multiple locations in Urbana and one location in Springfield and by cutting off his electronic ankle monitor.

On April 11, Williams failed to appear at an arraignment hearing and a capias was issued for his arrest. On the same day, jail officials informed the court that the ankle bracelet was recovered in Beavercreek. The journal entry noted the court had suspended Williams’ personal recognizance bond.

A grand jury indicted Williams on the vandalism and failure to appear counts in May.

During Wednesday’s hearing, it was noted that Williams is currently serving a jail sentence for charges in Clark County. According to the Clark County Municipal Court’s website, Williams is serving a 180 days sentence for theft, possessing drug abuse instruments and criminal trespassing.


By Nick Walton

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

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