Father, son arrested for home invasion

Published 12:02am Thursday, February 7, 2013

NATCHEZ — A father and his two sons have been arrested in a home invasion and beating of an 18-year-old Natchez man.

Reginald Williams, 19, John Williams Jr., 24, and John I. Williams Sr., 45, all of 517 Ratcliff Place, were charged with aggravated assault in connection with the incident. Williams Sr. was also charged with felony malicious mischief.

Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield said the incident happened Tuesday afternoon in the 100 block of Graves Avenue.

“A black pickup pulled up there, and three individuals got out, and the victim’s mother told (the victim) to go in the house,” Mayfield said. “When he did, the three suspects — one of which had a gun and one had a baseball bat — ran after him. They ran around the back of the residence, kicked the door in, and once they were inside, one of the subjects hit the victim with a pistol and another with the baseball bat.”

The suspects then left the scene in the truck, Mayfield said.

The victim — an 18-year-old male — was taken with visible wounds to his head, arms and chest, to the emergency room at Natchez Community Hospital, where he was treated and released, Mayfield said.

The sheriff said the incident is believed to be related to a separate previous fight that happened between two female subjects at Natchez High School.


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  • Anonymous

    Seriously? A DAD participated in a squabble between young adults?? God please help us all. The world is out of control.

  • Anonymous

    A family that assaults together, stays together.

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    Morality in the USA is falling when you see a great organization as the Boy Scouts thinking about bowing down with the gays is just ridiculus !! Then to read about a Father that is the leader of the family and he and his two sons arrested over a home invasion makes me want to throw up! This is the reason the public schools have no structure of ever doing better in Adams county and else where!! Natchez is becoming a little New Orleans in crime so folks get your guard dogs and firearms ready just in case huh”??!!!!

  • Anonymous

    And we wonder why these kids have no direction . Well , the apple never falls far from the tree . ” Stupid is as stupid does ! ” , Forrest Gump . Way to go pop in showing your kids how to become an instant felon !

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  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    People as yourself need to realistic about this and not try and sugar coat it for the Boy Scouts I predict will be a thing of the past if they don’t stand up on this issue!!

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    And just how many gay boys and men do you think have been in BSA as scouts and leaders though out the 20th century but have kept quiet about their sexual orientation?

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  • Anonymous

    So why weren’t these winners shown in a photo like that girl over the weekend? I mean, they showed her booking photo, but these cretins are left faceless…care to comment democrat editors?

  • https://plus.google.com/101785462960818953428/posts Wilson Phillips

    And when you have a home invasion by 3 individuals, you need a high capacity magazine. Just a 5 shot revolver probably won’t be enough.

    One had a gun. One had a baseball bat. The invaders probably did not expect any resistance and had no fear. The victim is lucky he did not sustain serious injuries or death.