ST. CHARLES, Mo. — A St. Peters, Missouri man is in custody for assaulting an individual, pursuing them to a nearby store and then breaking into the store to continue their assault.
The incident occurred on Friday, May 20, at a gas station on the 2200 block of N. 3rd Street, according to a probable cause statement from the St. Charles Police Department. Officers were informed that one person had been hit with an object and was bleeding.
When police arrived at the gas station, they found the glass door had been broken open. Officers went inside and found the suspect, identified as Cary Williams, drinking a bottle of rum in the aisle with spirits. Williams was then taken into custody.
The police contacted the employees of the gas station and the victim. Staff said the victim came in with a bloodied head and sought help. While the clerks provided assistance, Williams attempted to enter the store.
One of the employees confronted Williams in the parking lot and tried to get him to leave. Williams didn’t listen to the requests and attempted to enter the gas station. The employees closed and bolted the front doors to keep Williams out.
Williams allegedly pulled a trash can in front of the glass doors and then began throwing bundles of firewood at the doors. He broke open the glass doors and entered the store. The employees and the victim retreated to the back of the store behind a locked door.
With employees locked in the back of the store, Williams walked to the liquor shelf and picked up a bottle of rum. He was seen drinking the bottle before police arrived.
The St. Charles County Attorney’s Office charged Williams with two counts of third-degree assault, two counts of fourth-degree assault, first-degree criminal damage, first-degree trespassing, and theft (less than $150).
St. Charles Police said they had previous encounters with Williams for intoxication and public disorder in the past.
https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/police-man-throws-firewood-bundles-at-glass-door-to-get-at-assault-victim/ St. Charles gas station workers protect the bloodied man during the attack