Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

City director arrested on sexual battery charge

Tonlon_WilliamsA former Facilities Director for the City of Minden has been taken into custody by local law enforcement.

Tonkon Williams, 48, of the 400 block of Plateau Street, is charged with sexual battery for allegedly making inappropriate advances to a female subject.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said the victim filed a complaint against Williams November 29 for an incident that reportedly happened two days earlier.

"An investigation took place after the complaint was filed," Cropper said. "Based on the investigation, we were advised by the (Bossier/Webster) district attorney to obtain a warrant for Williams on the charge of sexual battery."

Williams was reportedly terminated from his position with the city Thursday, December 6.

A warrant was obtained Friday, December 7.

"Officers went by Williams' house a couple of times Friday afternoon, and he was not at home," Cropper said. "They went by his house again Monday, and he was not at home."

Tuesday, officers reportedly observed Williams at a local auto parts store on East Union Street.

"They had the papers with them and advised him that they had a warrant for his arrest," Cropper said. "Williams was allowed to drive himself to the police department where he was advised of his rights and placed under arrest."

Williams was booked at the Minden Police Department and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center where he was placed under a $5,000 bond.

As Facilities Director, Williams would oversee the maintenance and scheduling of city hall, the Minden Civic Center and the Minden Community House.

Mayor Bill Robertson said he could not comment on a personnel issue.

Officials would not say where the alleged incident took place.






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