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Judge Guy Williams arrested on weapon charge, DWI

Posted: 6:50 AM, Nov 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-09 18:51:42-05

148th District Judge Guy Williams has been arrested.

Officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department were sent to a disturbance in the 1600 block of Nile and saw a vehicle leaving, with the driver showing signs of intoxication. That driver was Guy Williams, according to Corpus Christi Police Department Senior Officer Travis Pace.

 

Williams was booked overnight into the Nueces County Jail on charges of unlawful carrying of a weapon and driving while intoxicated, according to jail officials.

His bond is set at $1,500. Williams was released from Nueces County Jail at 9:07 a.m.

Williams made headlines when he was indicted on two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was accused of pointing his gun at two people after cutting off their vehicle in April of 2017.

In March 2018, a jury acquitted Williams of one felony count, but deadlocked on a second felony count. The second felony count has since been dismissed.

The judge was suspended from the bench by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct after the felony charges were filed. That suspension was lifted after the dismissal of the aggravated assault case.

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

After that arrest, Williams checked himself into a treatment facility for PTSD in July. He gave an emotional interview to the media after he was released, apologizing to those he had hurt.