Man accused of beating and shooting at a woman in front her children

Brandon Antwon Williams (courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- A 15-year-old told Richmond County Deputies a man beat her 23-year-old sister in front of her sister's children.

According to the incident, on Wednesday July 22, a deputy responded to reports of shots fired on the 2000 block of Steiner Ave. at 11:38. When the deputy got on scene, the 15-year-old girl told him her sister asked her to step outside with when Brandon Williams,29, came to the home.

The teen told deputies, Williams got to the home around 11 with her sister's two children and started hitting her sister in the face multiple times with a closed fist. She says she went into the house to wake up her father when she heard four gun shots.

The teen says when she went back outside, she heard Williams tell her sister to get in the car. Williams then left with her sister.

According to the incident report, the deputy put out an alert for Williams car. Another deputy found the car at Old Savannah Rd. at 15th Ave. The victim was taken back to the house with her two children.

The victim told deputies when Williams got to the house, he hit her several times in the face with a closed fist. She said Williams fired a handgun into the air three times and shot one time at her.

According to the report, the victim told deputies when the bullet missed her, Williams hit her in the forehead with the gun and told her to get into the car.

The victim says she then got into the car with Williams and his brother. The three then drove to the Chevron Station on Gordon HWY at Old Savannah Rd. She says Williams and his brother got out of the car and left the gas station on foot.

The incident report says the deputy noticed two large bumps on the victim's forehead, a bruise to the left side of her neck, and a bruise on her right shoulder. He also found two 45 caliber empty shell casings in the driveway where the victim says the altercation happened.

Williams faces several charges including two counts of cruelty to children in the third degree, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by convicted felons, and possession of a firearm or knife during a crime.