Stabbing Victim Arrested

June 30, 2011

A stabbing victim that sought help at a Century bar in late 2009 was arrested Wednesday on an outstanding failure to appear warrant in the case.

Reginald Lee Williams, 25, of Washington Street, Flomaton, was charged with affray, riot or unlawful assembly and battery in connection with the December 27, 2009, incident.  He was scheduled for an arraignment hearing on November 23, 2010, but failed to appear before Judge Joyce Williams, according to court records.

Williams was booked into the Escambia County Jail Wednesday morning with bond set at $3,000.

Emergency workers were called to Odom’s Bar at 9520 North Century Boulevard about 12:10 a.m. December 27, 2009,  after Williams was reported to be  stabbed. Reports indicate that Williams was stabbed nearby on Ivey Street and walked to the bar for help. Williams was transported by ambulance to Jay Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

Dusean Labradford Phifer of was arrested the morning of the incident and charged with felony aggravated battery and charged with being involved in an affray, riot or unlawful assembly. Charges against Phifer were later dropped by prosecutors.

According to arrest reports, both men agreed to fight one another after an argument over Phifer’s cousin, who was Williams’ girlfriend.


4 Responses to “Stabbing Victim Arrested”

  1. 429SCJ on June 30th, 2011 4:19 pm

    Chris do not start the funeral yet, no demise, yet!

  2. David Huie Green on June 30th, 2011 2:52 pm

    “Affray, riot, unlawful assembly? That would take more than two people. Sounds more like a duel to me.”

    If you can prove one person took part in a group crime, you really don’t have to find and charge all of them before you can arrest ANY of them. Maybe any others’ day is coming. Maybe they don’t know who they are yet. Maybe they figure the jury would be too sympathetic to bother to charge. Of course in this case it seems as if they know all parties involved.

    Besides, maybe he’s innocent.

    “unlawful assembly”
    Unlawful assembly…. I hadn’t thought of that one before. The people have a right to assemble peaceably, but not for the purpose of committing acts of violence.
    In fact, gathering for the purpose of any sort of a duel would be unlawful assembly. I can well imagine a number of “friends” urging them on to attack each other. Don’t know, but can imagine based on past experience of such things.

    David thinking considering 2-man riots,
    2-man affrays, and all the FEMA trailers
    assembled closely together on Ivey St.

  3. Chris on June 30th, 2011 8:27 am

    I like reading this website. The other comment on this story is exact and appropriate. If we were reading this on that other paper’s website, it would be all the bleeding hearts blaming the demise of this young man on the police, society and racist people.

  4. briarroot on June 30th, 2011 5:20 am

    Affray, riot, unlawful assembly? That would take more than two people. Sounds more like a duel to me.

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