Plover Woman Charged with Battery, Negligent Handling of a Weapon
By Jacob Mathias
A Plover woman faces multiple misdemeanor charges after allegedly threatening two men with a kitchen knife.
Eugenia Williams, 32, is charged with misdemeanor battery, negligent handling of a weapon and disorderly conduct following an incident on November 22.
According to court documents, Plover police were called to a home on the 2900 block of Hickory Dr. after a caller said an intoxicated woman was biting, scratching and throwing items at a man inside the house.
Police found the front door open and a man yelling inside the home, and found Williams with a knife in each hand pointed at the ground. A man later identified as the brother of Williams’ boyfriend was hopping toward the door, trying to put his shoes on and yelling at Williams to drop the knives.
Police found Williams’ boyfriend locked in the bathroom of the home.
After the officer reached for his firearm and ordered Williams to drop the knives, Williams complied and then sat on her living room couch between her two sleeping children.
Williams’ live-in boyfriend told officers he and Williams had been drinking alcohol earlier that evening when they began to argue. They called his brother to come to the home and babysit their two children so they could go out and celebrate Williams’ birthday. The brother said when he arrived, Williams was already highly intoxicated and aggressive toward him and his brother, the boyfriend said.
Williams and her boyfriend returned home at 2:30 AM, at which time Williams was yelling at her boyfriend and telling him she “had a new man”. When the boyfriend began to pack his belongings, Williams allegedly jumped on his back, scratching and clawing him before biting him on the neck.
She then grabbed the toaster from the kitchen and swung it by the cord, hitting her boyfriend. The man’s brother then called 911.
Williams continued to threaten her boyfriend after he locked himself in the bathroom, and she threatened to kill the man’s brother both verbally and with the kitchen knives.
A $5,000 cash bond was set for Williams on November 23, but has not been paid and she remains in custody. If she makes bail, she is not to possess or consume alcohol or possess a dangerous weapon. She is to have no contact with the victims and would have to report daily that she is alcohol and drug free.
For the battery and weapons charges, William faces up to nine months imprisonment, or a $10,000 fine or both for each charge. The disorderly conduct charge carries a maximum sentence of up to 90 days imprisonment, or a $1,000 fine or both.
Williams pleaded not guilty to all charges at her initial appearance in Portage County Circuit Court on Dec. 7. She returns to court Dec. 14.