Brothers accused of assaulting 2 women over cell phone

Brothers accused of assaulting 2 women over cell phone

According to court records, Joseph and Craig Williams attacked two women after threatening one of the victims by calling and texting her.

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Posted on November 19, 2013 at 12:58 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Two brothers are facing multiple charges after police said they assaulted two women over a cell phone.

According to court records, Joseph and Craig Williams attacked two women after threatening one of the victims by calling and texting her.

Police said the victim #1 is the ex-girlfriend of Craig Williams and he wanted here to "give up her phone." Craig, who was on work release at the time of the incident, and his brother made good on the threat and broke down the door of the victims' home when they women did not answer.

The report states the women ran upstairs and barricaded themselves in a bedroom where they called 911, but the men broke through the barricade.

Police said Craig Williams began to choke victim #1 and Joseph brandished a small revolver. Victim #2 tried to help her friend by grabbing a bat and striking Craig in the back.

Joseph stepped in, police said, grabbed victim #2, slapped her and threw her into a wall. After assaulting both women the men left but returned a short while later when Craig realized he left his CCC identification badge at the scene.

Joseph Williams is charged with burglary, assault and menacing.

Craig Williams is charged with violating probation, criminal mischief, wanton endangerment, assault, burglary, and terroristic threatening.

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