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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Serious Violent Felon Arrested for Battery with Deadly Weapon

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard     

  October 27th, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               mjgard@lafayette.in.gov

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (765) 807-1223



Serious Violent Felon Arrested for Battery with Deadly Weapon


On October 27th, 2017 at approximately 1:00 am the Lafayette Police Department responded to a home in the 500 block of South 16th St for a report of a person that had been battered by a handgun.  The victim, Aaron Mason stated that someone entered his home and struck him with a firearm after an argument.  Mason suffered injuries to his face, he was treated and later released at a local hospital.


Lafayette Police arrested Donte Martell Williams (28) at his residence in the 1600 block of Perdue St.  He was arrested for battery by means of a deadly weapon, serious violent felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, felony intimidation, and carrying a handgun without a permit.  Williams was transported to the Tippecanoe County Jail.


Sergeant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention



The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. 

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