Nacogdoches grand jury indicts man who attacked disabled, elderly during burglary attempt

Ronny Williams (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Ronny Williams (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches grand jury indicted the 34-year-old man who broke into a home on Center Highway, assaulted the home owner and a disabled neighbor, hid in a tree house, and resisted arrest back in September.

Ronny Lee Williams, 34, of Nacogdoches, was indicted on felony charges of aggravated assault, assault on a public servant, injury disabled individual, and burglary of a habitation. The list of Nacogdoches County grand jury indictments was released Friday.

Williams is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail. Collectively, his bail has been set at $105,000.

According to the police report, the attempted burglary and all of the events that followed it occurred at a residence in the 2600 block of Center Highway at between 1 and 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Officers responded to a 911 call about a burglary in progress.

A witness, a disabled neighbor who is unable to speak, managed to alert the home owner, who was in the backyard cutting trees.

The home owner allegedly found Williams rummaging through a freezer in the carport. When he startled Williams, the suspect reportedly kicked the home owner in the face, causing injuries. Williams then ran across the street and hid in a tree house.

After the people on the scene alerted the officers to Williams' hiding place, they tried to take him into custody. Williams resisted them "by swinging and kicking at officers." During the ensuing scuffle, Williams allegedly punched one of the officers in the face.

The home owner's wife told East Texas News that it took seven NPD officers and five Taser hits to finally get Williams under control. Once Williams was taken into custody, he was taken to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for treatment. He was later transferred to the Nacogdoches County Jail.

The home owner went to the emergency room of a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. In addition, he had to seek dental work Thursday.

According to state jail records, Williams has a criminal record that dates back to 2003. He has been arrested and convicted for felony and misdemeanor charges including delivery of marijuana between a quarter ounce and 5 pounds, credit or debit card abuse, evading arrest and detention with a vehicle, and two driving while intoxicated charges.

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