Crime

Man in jail after allegedly assaulting woman

Moyosoretol Williams, 26, of State College, has been charged with a misdemeanor count of simple assault and a summary charge of harassment after allegedly assaulting a woman on Dec. 17.
Moyosoretol Williams, 26, of State College, has been charged with a misdemeanor count of simple assault and a summary charge of harassment after allegedly assaulting a woman on Dec. 17. Photo provided

A man is in jail after allegedly assaulting a woman on Thursday at a residence on South Sparks Street in State College.

Police responded to a call from the residence after receiving a report that a female was yelling “stop and get off her.”

Inside the apartment, police found Moyosoretol Williams, 26, of State College and a woman. According to the affidavit of probable cause, the woman told police that she “was sitting on the couch with Williams in his apartment and that he tried to initiate intimacy with her.”

Court documents indicate the woman told Williams to stop and tried to leave the apartment. The woman also told police that “Williams got up and stood in her way, keeping her from being able to leave.” The woman told police she struck Williams in attempt to “try to get him to move,” resulting in a strike back from Williams.

The woman also told police that “Williams shoved his hand in her face, causing a small scratch on her right cheek and a small hole in her lower lip.”

Police said that when the woman tried to call police “Williams took her phone from her.”

According to the affidavit, the woman made a “final attempt to leave the apartment, which resulted in Williams grabbing and throwing her to the floor.”

According to police, Williams told them the woman’s allegations about shoving her were true. He also told them “he had been working out over the summer and that he did not know how strong he was.”

The man also told police that he and the woman were in a relationship from 2013 until this summer.

Williams is charged with a misdemeanor count of simple assault and a summary charge of harassment.

Williams is being held at the Centre County jail on $10,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Jalelah Ahmed: 231-4631, jahmed@centredaily.com

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