ROCHESTER — A Rochester man was recently arrested for battery after throwing items at a woman while she was holding a child.
Timothy Lee Williams, 36, 3972 S. Wabash Road, Rochester, is charged with domestic battery resulting in injury to a person less than 14 years old, a level 5 felony; and domestic battery in the presence of a child, a level 6 felony.
On Feb. 25, a Fulton County Sheriff’s officer spoke with a woman at the sheriff’s office about a physical altercation at a residence. The woman had a child with her during the report.
According to court documents, the woman said Williams came to her residence and told her he was moving out and began to gather property. The woman said a verbal argument occurred when Williams tried taking property that wasn’t his.
Williams then allegedly pushed the woman against a dryer and hit the right side of her face. The woman admitted to pushing Williams back and believed she hit him due to injuries to her right hand.
At that time, the woman’s child began screaming and the woman picked the child up. Williams allegedly threw items such as clothes and hats at the woman while she was holding the child. When she turned away from him, Williams hit the woman’s back. The woman said she did experience pain and lost mobility in her left arm. While she was contacting police, Williams left the scene.
The woman noticed the child had two red marks on their face that were sustained when Williams threw items at her. Officers noticed small red marks on the child’s left cheek and above their upper lip. They also noticed the woman’s face was red and swelling near her right temple.
The officer contacted Williams to interview him, which he agreed to do. Williams told the officer that when he told the woman he was moving out, she began throwing property such as clothes. Williams said the woman threw items into the middle of a room and never toward him. He also said the child was in a crib during the incident and was not hit by items.
A man who went to the residence with Williams to help move property said the woman became unhappy when Williams began moving items. He said the woman began throwing clothes and threw a bed outside. The witness said the altercation was only verbal and that he did not see a physical altercation occur.
Williams was booked in the Fulton County Jail on Feb. 25.