Judge Guy Williams felony case dismissed

Posted at 12:48 PM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 13:48:58-04

Some legal troubles are ending for former 148th District Judge Guy Williams. He will not face a new trial on a felony related to an alleged road rage incident from last year. 

Judge Williams was indicted last year on two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. As of yesterday, the second count was dismissed. 

Judge Williams was accused of pointing his gun at two people after cutting off their vehicle in April of 2017.  This past march, a jury acquitted of one felony count, but deadlocked on a second felony count.

One Tuesday, a visiting judge agreed to dismiss that second felony count against Williams. Williams’ attorneys had filed a motion stating that retrying him would be similar to double jeopardy. 

Judge Williams still faces separate misdemeanor charges for public intoxication and resisting arrest, stemming from an incident on Padre Island in May. 

The judge was suspended from the bench by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct when he was indicted on the felony charges last year. KRIS 6 News has reached out to the Commission to see what the dismissal of the felony charges will mean for Judge Williams’ suspension.