Harrison Co. coroner candidate charged with domestic abuse


by Gene Kang


Posted on July 4, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 5 at 3:57 AM

HARRISON CO., Ind. (WHAS11) -- Shocking allegations of abuse and domestic battery have surfaced against a man running to be the next Harrison County Coroner after a couple said they were brutally attacked in front of children and family.

Kelly Williams said how her ex-husband, Isaac Williams, broke an SUV windshield and side view mirror.

"He reached in and pulled the night stick out of his pocket and whipped it open and started going to town," Kelly Williams said.

The alleged incident landed Isaac in the Harrison County Jail, charged with domestic battery.

Kelly said she is scared it may happen again and she didn't want to show her face.

"(Deep sigh) (Crying) I really think that he is going to come back for me or for him or for both of us and possibly the kids," Kelly said.

Isaac is accused of attacking not only the SUV, but Kelly's boyfriend, Richie Cannon. Kelly said she and Cannon were picking up Kelly's three children from shared visitation at Isaac's Corydon home Sunday when the alleged attack happened.

"She was on the phone with the police and before I could get the car out of reverse he had already busted the window," Cannon said.

Kelly said: "[Isaac] ran back in the house where my kids were watching."

Married four years, Kelly divorced Isaac last month. She said the verbal and physical abuse lasted for what felt like eternity.

Kelly said: "There were times that I videotaped my injuries and explained where they were from and of course those video tapes would disappear."

Williams is the Republican candidate for Harrison County Coroner. Currently the position held by Democrat Rusty Sizemore. Sizemore is on vacation but spoke with WHAS11 over the phone.

"I'm not one to slander my opponents. I'd rather have a clean campaign. I'm not the type of person to do that," Sizemore said.

But Kelly said she wants others to know about her private issues because Isaac is running for public office.

"(Crying) All these other women that are being abused. They need to wake up and get out while they can," Kelly said.

WHAS11 News requested an interview with Isaac Williams from jail, but the county sheriff was not available to approve a meeting.

Kelly said she did file for an emergency protective order. In the meantime, Kelly and her boyfriend said they have asked for more police protection.