Man tells Gary judge he gets disability for ‘anger management problem’
by Lori Caldwell firstname.lastname@example.org | 648-3258 January 28, 2013 3:30PM
Updated: March 1, 2013 7:58PM
GARY--Paris Williams denied punching a teenage girl Saturday, claiming he was the victim of an attack by her and two others.
Williams, 28, of 2147 Carolina St., pleaded not guilty to battery in Gary City Court Monday.
He said we went to visit the children of a deceased friend Saturday morning when he was confronted by a 19-year-old woman who believes Williams played a role in the death of her relative.
The victim told Patrolman Isiah Price she asked Williams to leave and he pushed her in the chest then punched her eye.
“Three attacked me,” Williams said. “The officer told me I should have called police,” Williams said.
Court referee Itsia Rivera told Williams he could tell his story at trial, set for Feb. 27. Before setting bail, she asked him if he worked.
Williams said he collects Social Security disability. “I got an anger management problem,” he said.
Williams is on probation on a felony charge of possession of marijuana. Rivera set bail at $1,000 cash.