148th District Judge Guy Williams was indicted by a Grand Jury just before noon Friday on two counts stemming from a road rage incident that happened back on April 28 at Airline and SPID.
Both counts are for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to police, a woman had called 911 just before 9 p.m. on April 28 saying the driver of a Mercedes tried to run her off the road and allegedly pulled a gun on her and her passenger. She gave the police a license plate number for the vehicle, and police said the vehicle was registered to Williams.
The case was handed over to the Texas Rangers. They have since completed their investigation and their findings were presented to the Grand Jury Friday morning by the Texas Attorney General's Office.
Several local district judges recused themselves and a visiting judge from San Antonio was brought in and assigned to Williams' case. Judge Sid Harley placed Williams on a $25,000 bond with certain conditions, including that Williams must turn in all his weapons.
"Your honor, why would I give up all my firearms, even in my household?" Williams asked the judge.
"Yes sit, that's standard condition of bond here. That's what they get," Harley responded.
"I've had violent threats made against me, so I don't want you to leave me without protection," Williams said.
"I'm sure Nueces County police and or sheriff or constables can assist you in that regard, but I'm going to honor the condition that they have here," Harley said.
Williams was given one hour to turn himself into the Nueces County Sheriff's Office, which he did. He will have to step down from the 148th District Court bench until he is either acquitted or found guilty.
If convicted, Williams could face up to 20 years in prison.
A pretrial hearing has been set for December with trial scheduled to take place in March.
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