PBSO deputy arrested on domestic battery charge

Girlfriend suffers bruises to elbow, back
Posted at 2:13 PM, Dec 28, 2016

An off-duty Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy faces domestic violence charges after an arrest Monday morning in Greenacres.

According to an arrest report, deputies responded at 9:55 a.m. to a domestic battery investigation at a home on Pine Circle.

The report says that the off-duty deputy, James Lamar Williams, 47, called them saying he had gotten into an altercation with his girlfriend and she had broken a side mirror of his patrol car.

Investigators interviewed the girlfriend inside her apartment, who said she and Williams had been in a relationship for about six to seven years.

An argument ensued between the couple over whether or not Williams should move into her apartment.  The arrest report states that the girlfriend wanted him to move in by Dec. 28. 

When Williams said he probably could not move in by that date, the girlfriend became upset and said the relationship probably wouldn’t work out.

The report says the girlfriend told Williams on Christmas Day that she was going to bring his things back to him. 

On Dec. 26, deputies said Williams arrived unannounced at the woman’s home on Pine Circle.

The report says during his visit he started to remove his belongings from her car, Williams grabbed the woman’s arm and threw her to the ground. 

PBSO says the woman suffered a 2- to 3-inch bruise on her right bicep just above the elbow.

Williams and his girlfriend then fought over his key to the apartment, and she said she was pushed up against his car, causing the side mirror to break.

The woman also sustained a bruise across her lower back.   She told deputies that she never pushed or hit Williams in any way.

However, Williams told investigators that his girlfriend kicked his patrol car several times and they tussled over a key to her apartment.  However, he said he never pushed her or put his hands on her.

Despite his claims, PBSO said because of the woman’s bruises, they arrested and charged the off-duty deputy with domestic battery.