Houston & Peach

Drive-by shootings in Houston County over the weekend land one person in jail

Brian Williams
Brian Williams

An arrest has been made in two drive-by shootings at a Maplewood Drive residence in Bonaire over the weekend.

Brian Lenard Williams, 25, has been charged with aggravated assault and terroristric threats or acts in what Houston County sheriff’s Lt. Dave Carrick described as “domestic-related” incidents. Carrick declined to elaborate.

According to a sheriff’s incident report, Williams allegedly sent threatening text messages to a 24-year-old woman living at the Maplewood Drive residence on the Friday before the incidents. The drive-by shootings were at 11:40 p.m. Saturday and at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Williams allegedly threatened to kill the woman in the text messages, the report said.

Shell casings were found about 75 feet from the residence, which was struck once, according to the incident report.

Two other homes were struck in the Sunday morning incident. No one was wounded in the gunfire, but a minor injury was reported by a person running from the gunshots, according to a sheriff’s news release.

Williams was the person identified Sunday only as “person of interest” and was later charged, Carrick said. Williams was being held Monday without bond in the Houston County jail.

Williams is not suspected, Carrick said, of a drive-by shooting shortly after midnight Friday in front of 1117 Thornblade Ave. near Warner Robins.

In that incident, witnesses saw two males in the road shortly after several shots rang out. Bullets struck the residence and a car, according to the news release. No one was hurt.

The men were seen in an older Ford Mustang car that had loud exhaust, according to a sheriff’s incident report. The car was seen speeding out of the neighborhood.

Shell casings were found in the street, the report said.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to called Carrick or Houston sheriff’s Sgt. Darron Jones at 478-542-2085.

Becky Purser: 478-256-9559, @BecPurser