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Judge Williams checks in to treatment facility

Posted at 8:38 AM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 19:37:05-04

Judge Guy Williams has checked himself in to a treatment facility, his attorney confirmed with Action 10 News.

Williams made headlines when he was indicted on two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, accused of pointing his gun at two people after cutting off their vehicle in April of 2017.

This past March, a jury acquitted Williams of one felony count, but deadlocked on a second felony count. The second felony count has since been dismissed.

The judge was suspended from the bench by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct after the felony charges were filed. That suspension was lifted after the dismissal of the aggravated assault case.

Judge Williams still faces separate misdemeanor charges for public intoxication and resisting arrest, stemming from an incident on Padre Island in May.

Judge Williams offered the following statement via text message to our inquiries:

I have been suffering from PTSD since early childhood and it increased after Vietnam and kicked into overdrive after my massive heart attack and near death experience.  I will hold a press conference when I am discharged.

This is developing story. Stay with Action 10 News for updates.

Story updated August 7, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. with Judge Williams statement.