Crime

Judge revokes bail agreement for man charged with assaulting ex-girlfriend

A State College man accused of physically assaulting an ex-girlfriend appeared in court Tuesday before county Judge Jonathan D. Grine.

Grine amended one of the charges against Moyosoretol Williams, 26, per the request of Centre County Assistant District Attorney Lindsey Foster and defense attorney Jason Dunkle.

The unlawful restraint charge against Williams was subsequently dropped and replaced with one count of false imprisonment.

Foster also argued that Williams, who was released from the Centre County prison on $10,000 unsecured bail in December, violated the terms of his bail bond agreement by contacting one of the victim’s friends.

Grine sided with Foster and revoked the conditions of Williams’ bail agreement, ordering him to pay the Centre County Prothonotary’s Office $10,000 cash, by 5:30 p.m. Tuesday or turn himself in.

Williams was not admitted to the jail as of 6:30 p.m.

Williams is charged with simple assault, false imprisonment and a summary count of harassment after police say he attempted to initiate unwanted sexual contact with his ex-girlfriend, refusing to let her leave his Sparks Street apartment on Dec. 17.

The woman 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.”

Williams told police that he and the woman were in a relationship for two years.

The case has been transferred to the Court of Common Pleas and is awaiting trial.

Jalelah Ahmed: 814-231-4631, @jalelahahmed

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