17:29, November 06 40 0 abajournal.com

2017-11-06 17:29:04
Judge is accused of trying to run a car off the road and brandishing a gun

A South Texas judge has pleaded not guilty in connection with an alleged road rage incident in which he is accused of trying to run a car off the road and brandishing a gun.

Judge Guy Williams of the Corpus Christi area was indicted Friday on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports. UPI and the Associated Press also have stories.

Williams’ lawyers issued a statement saying he is “a true believer in the judicial system and is confident his name will be cleared,” KRIS TV reports.

Williams was required to give up his courthouse keys and security passes in a court hearing on Friday, the Caller-Times reports. The 67-year-old judge is also required to give up his guns as a condition of his $25,000 bond.

Williams’ objected to the condition that he give up his guns, according to the Caller-Times. “Well, I’ve had violent threats levied against me, so y’all are leaving me at home without protection,” he said. Jail officials said one of Williams’ attorneys posted bond.

Williams is charged in an April 28 incident. His name surfaced in two prior alleged incidents, but no charges were brought. Williams told the Caller-Times in an interview earlier this year that he is a courteous driver and he was the victim in those incidents.

“People don’t like a Mercedes zipping past them, I don’t think,” Williams told the Caller-Times in May. “Ever since I got that white Mercedes I’ve noticed people don’t like people driving a white Mercedes.”