A Wykoff man who failed to appear for the second day of a jury trial in Mower County District Court Wednesday was arrested that same day in Wisconsin, and has been convicted on felony charges of assault and threats of violence.
51-year old Michael Drew Williams of Wykoff, was found guilty by a Mower County jury on felony charges of 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon and 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, 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 facing new felony charges for possessing methamphetamine.
Williams has now been transferred to the Mower County jail, where he is being held without bond pending sentencing.