Georgia trucker faces assault charge

Man allegedly hit, threatened wife


A Georgia trucker spent the weekend in Blair County Prison after state police alleged he stopped his tractor-trailer in Snyder Township and assaulted his wife.

Columbus E. Williams, 54, of Lakeland, Ga., posted $35,000 cash bond Monday through a bail bondsman and is scheduled to appear in Tyrone District Court today for his preliminary hearing on misdemeanor simple assault and terrroristic threat charges stemming from an alleged incident Friday morning on Route 350 near Bald Eagle and the I-99 interchange.

According to state police, Williams pulled the 2018 Peterbilt 579 tractor-trailer he operates with his wife over on the median of the highway, got into the sleeper area of the rig and allegedly struck his wife after she confronted him about a family matter.

The woman told state police that Williams threw isopropyl alcohol in her face and threatened to kill her if she told anyone, state police noted.

Police said the woman had injuries to her wrists, head, lip and chest and her shirt was torn.


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