Trucker Assaulted and Threatened to Kill Wife in Semi-Truck Sleeper, Police Say

Blair County, PA – A Georgia trucker is facing multiple charges after police say he allegedly assaulted and threatened his wife in the sleeper of their semi-truck.

According to Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) investigators, Columbus E. Williams, 54, of Lakeland, GA, was arrested on Friday, January 24, after an altercation with his wife inside their big rig.

Investigators say the alleged incident occurred Friday morning in Snyder Township along Route 350.

PSP says the alleged victim claims Williams pulled their 2018 Peterbilt 579 over on the median of the highway as the two were embroiled in an argument over a family matter.

 

She told police Williams threw isopropyl alcohol in her face and threatened to kill her if she told anyone.

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

Williams was arrested and faces misdemeanor simple assault and terroristic threat charges.

He was booked into the Blair County Prison, where he spent the weekend.

On Monday, he posted $35,000 cash bond through a bail bondsman, according to records.

 


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