ROCKLAND – A Waterville man remains at the Knox County Jail after he was arrested for allegedly robbing a Washington man at gunpoint in July 2021.
Elmo J. Williams, 22, was arrested April 20 by Knox County Sheriff deputies and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon enhancement.
Williams made his initial court appearance in Knox County Court April 22 where the judge set his bail at $10,000 cash.
According to an affidavit filed in Knox County Court by Detective Dwight Burtis on July 28, 2021, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a man in Washington that he had been robbed at gunpoint. The victim said that Williams and a woman, identified as Jennica E. Miller, of Friendship, were in his home on July 25, 2021, and robbed him.
Miller was arrested by police in December 2021. Police had obtained an arrest warrant for Williams after the robbery, but he was not apprehended until April 20.
According to the affidavit, the victim, who owns a used-car business, said the couple came to his home since he had repossessed a vehicle he sold to them for lack of payments. Williams said he needed the car to travel out of town and wanted to “buy it back off of him.” The victim refused to give the car back because it had been damaged.
The victim then left the room and when he returned Williams had taken possession of his 40 caliber Taurus handgun and demanded money. He gave the couple $280 which he had in his pocket, police said.
Williams knew the location of the gun from previous visits to the victim’s home, the report said.
The victim said Williams demanded that he open his safe which he would not do, even though he threatened to shoot him. Williams and Miller then left the home.
Williams is scheduled to appear in court again on June 23 for a dispositional conference.
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