Tevin Williams: Deranged man beats roommate's raccoon with hammer, threatens neighbor with sewing needle
LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA: A 31-year-old Florida man who thrashed his roommate's pet raccoon with a hammer, was arrested for allegedly holding a sewing needle to his neighbor’s neck and threatening to kill him. Tevin Keason Williams allegedly beat the animal and shot it with a BB gun on December 14.
According to an arrest affidavit obtained by Law & Crime, a sheriff's deputy states Williams' roommate told Lake County Sheriff deputies that he came out and began pounding on her car when she arrived at her home on Circle Drive in Mount Dora. He allegedly yelled, “I’m going to kill you." A neighbor waved her over suggesting to get away from the deranged man and also told her that her pet raccoon was beaten to death by Williams, according to the report.
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The woman said she was able to get out of her car and flee to her neighbor’s house. The neighbor told sheriff deputies that Williams came onto his porch and held a sewing needle up to his neck, threatening to kill him. Sheriff deputies found the animal brutally thrashed out of its kennel in the grass in the back of the home. The hammer and a bloody matt were also recovered by the authorities nearby. The raccoon was still alive when the deputies found it but it is unclear if the poor animal survived the attack.
Deputies with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at approximately 5.38 pm on December 14, regarding a battery complaint at a residence located in the 10 block of Circle Drive, according to a sworn probable cause affidavit.
A visibly upset Williams came out of the house when the deputies spoke to the first victim. He was cooperative with deputies’ orders and was detained and interviewed on the scene. He allegedly said that he was “in an altercation with [redacted] and another male” but “denied having any weapons on his person and denied making any threats to anyone.” However, Williams’ claims were contradicted by the interviews of additional witnesses. A bystander allegedly confirmed to deputies that he observed Williams “walk up to [the male victim’s] porch and point a sewing needle to [his] neck.”
Williams was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated animal cruelty. He was booked into Lake County Jail and was released three days later after posting $6,000. A court order has been issued by a judge who stated that Williams is not allowed to have any contact with the victims and should stay at least 500 feet away from them.
As per the court records, Williams is scheduled to appear at 8.30 am on January 9 for his arraignment.