16 February 2021
 
  
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander
 

  
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
On February 14, 2021 State Police Montgomery arrested Antwonn J. Williams Jr, age 25 from the city of Newburgh for Assault 2nd degree, Robbery 3rd (both felonies) Menacing 2nd degree, Resisting Arrest, Obstruction of Governmental Administration, False Personation (all misdemeanors) and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana 2nd degree (a violation).
 
While on patrol a trooper observed a blue BWM traveling south on Dubois Street in the city of Newburgh in violation of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Violation. The trooper stopped the vehicle and interviewed the operator of the vehicle. The operator identified himself as Davata Williams, later identified as Antwonn J. Williams Jr. While speaking to the operator, the trooper learned that the operator was giving a false name. As the operator exited the vehicle, he pushed the trooper and began running south on Dubois Street and continued onto North Miller Street where Williams and the trooper began to fight. During the altercation, Williams was able to get the trooper’s taser and attempted to use it, when that failed, Williams then fled on foot again and was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. The trooper was assisted by the City of Newburgh Police Department. The trooper was injured and taken to St Luke’s Hospital where he was treated and released. Williams was identified by a City of Newburgh police officer and found to have a active warrant issued by New York State Parole. Williams was virtually arraigned before City Judge Richard J. Guertin of the City of Middletown Court. He was remanded to Orange County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash $25,000 bond or $100,000 partially secured bond.
 
 
 

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