A Wykoff man who was taken into custody in Wisconsin after failing to appear for the second day of a jury trial in Mower County District Court on Wednesday, August 2nd has been sentenced to prison time on felony charges of assault and threats of violence.
51-year old Michael Drew Williams was sentenced Wednesday to 54 months in prison for a felony charge of 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Williams was given credit for 81 days already served, and Williams was also sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison for a felony charge of threats of violence in a case dating back to May of 2021 involving Wiliams threatening two different people with a knife in the 100 block of East Read St. in LeRoy. The Mower County Attorney’s Office stated in a news release that Williams was charged by warrant complaint on May 28th, 2021, and was taken into custody on the arrest warrant on April 4th, 2022. Williams had been free on a $25,000 bond since April 8th, 2022, but the news release stated that Williams did not attend the second day of his jury trial. Following jury deliberations Wednesday, August 2nd, convictions were entered in Williams’ absence, and a warrant was then issued for his arrest. That same evening, the release stated that Williams was arrested in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, where he is still facing felony charges for possession of methamphetamine.
Williams was also given credit for 81 days served for the felony threats of violence conviction, and Judge Kevin Siefken determined that Williams will be allowed to serve the two sentences concurrently. Williams initially pleaded not guilty to both charges against him on April 14th, 2022.