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By Erin Smith

Two Bladen County Sheriff’s Deputies received minor injuries last week when they attempted to serve an arrest warrant at a residence in White Oak.

According to Bladen County Chief Deputy Larry Guyton, the two deputies arrived at 36 Lair Brown Road off of River Road in White Oak to serve a warrant for the arrest of Maurice Alphonso Williams, 46. 

The warrants were for misdemeanor communicating threats and misdemeanor assault on a female, said Guyton.

When officers attempted to arrest Williams he refused to go with the officers and began to fight with them, said Guyton. 

“He told them he was not going,” said Guyton. 

Williams fought with the officers and one deputy tazed him. Guyton said Williams proceeded to pull the leads out and continued to fight. 

Guyton said another family member came to the scene and attempted to help the deputies and Williams also fought with him. 

Deputies, who used bean bag rounds against Williams, eventually subdued him. Williams was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville for treatment of his injuries and released the next afternoon, according to Guyton. The two deputies were treated and released from Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Healthcare in Elizabethtown.

In addition to the charges above, Williams was also charged with two counts of assault inflicting physical injury to a law enforcement officer, two counts of resisting a public officer, and two counts of injury to personal property. 

He is being held under a $30,000 secured bond in the Bladen County Detention Center.