Suspect accused of trying to use Taser on woman, running from police

Columbus police say a 28-year-old man held a woman against her will early Saturday, tried to use a Taser on her and then tried to grab a Taser while resisting officers.

Officers responded to a Baker Plaza Drive apartment around 1:15 a.m., reports state. According to police, the suspect — identified as Antonio Williams — hit a 31-year-old woman in her face and scratched her. He then kept her locked in his apartment for about 30 minutes before he began sparking a Taser at her.

The suspect then climbed out a window and ran from the apartment, reports state.

When officers arrived at the scene and began looking for the suspect, he ran from officers. Officer Nathan Tooley chased the suspect, taking him to the ground near a Fort Benning Road apartment. Officer Jonathan Swift had the suspect’s left arm, though the suspect used his right hand to reach for a Taser in his pocket, police said.

Officers arrested the suspect. Afterward, they entered his apartment and spotted what appeared to be marijuana on a couch, reports state.

Williams faces charges of robbery, false imprisonment, obstruction of an officer, battery with physical harm, possession of marijuana and possession of a dangerous weapon, jail records state.