Leroy Williams
Leroy Williams (Courtesy photo)

A Westminster man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly struck a woman with a wooden object.

Leroy Carver Williams, 58, of no fixed address, was charged with one count of second-degree assault as well as traffic violations including negligent driving and driving while impaired by alcohol. He is being held without bail following a Thursday bail review.


According to the statement of probable cause, officers of the Westminster Police Department made contact with a woman just after midnight Wednesday who said she had been assaulted by Williams, who was known to her. She was sitting outside with a friend when Williams drove up. The friend got into his vehicle and he told the woman to get in also.

She refused, and he struck her in the back of the head with a “wooden bat” as she tried to walk away, she told police, according to the statement.

She said he had been following her earlier in the night and driving past her shouting threats out of his vehicle, according to the statement.

A Westminster police officer spotted a vehicle matching the description of Williams’ less than a half-hour later and made contact with the driver, identified as Williams.

Williams said he had made contact with the alleged victim when he had picked up the passenger earlier, but she had started “acting crazy” and he left, according to the statement.

While speaking to Williams, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol. The officer performed a field sobriety test and observed some clues of intoxication. Williams agreed to a breath test, but after two tries, Williams failed to complete the test correctly.

A court date is scheduled for Dec. 5.