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Washington man held for assault

Eagle staff report

A Washington man was arrested Monday after county officials said he tried to assault officers trying to execute a warrant for his arrest last week.

Clarence Williams Jr. was charged with aggravated assault of a police officer and for parole violations. Washington County officials said Williams surrendered to members of the Independence Narcotics Task Force without incident.

Washington County Sheriff’s Department officials said Williams tried to attack officers earlier this month when they were called to a disturbance call at a home on Harry Franklin Lane.

Aggravated assault of a public servant is a first-degree felony punishable by five to 99 years or life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Williams was being held without bail in the Washington County Jail on Monday night.

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