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Local authorities arrest Jacksonville man twice for allegedly disturbing the peace – WLDS

Local authorities arrested a man twice yesterday following incidents in several locations.

South Jacksonville Police were called to a residence in the first block of North Crescent Drive shortly before 2:30 p.m. The caller reported that a man was standing on the front porch of the home threatening them with a knife and attempting to rob them of money. Upon arrival, officers found the described individual a few blocks away in the 300 block of Laurel Street and were assisted by Jacksonville Police in subduing the individual, who was reportedly hallucinating. The offender, identified as 41-year-old Steven R. Williamson, was charged with disturbing the peace and aggravated assault. He was taken to the Morgan County Jail, booked, and later released with a summons to appear in court.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m., Jacksonville Police were called for a male offender to return to a property in the 600 block of East Beecher Avenue where he had previously been served with a no trespassing letter. The offender allegedly left the property prior to officers' arrival. Shortly before 9:00 p.m., officers were again called to the scene for the returned male offender, later identified as Williamson. Williamson was located by police upon arrival and arrested for trespassing, violation of a protection order, and criminal trespass after officers discovered Williamson had allegedly broken into the plaintiff's vehicle. Williamson was returned to the Morgan County Jail and taken into custody.

Jacksonville police received a call shortly before 1 a.m. today from a third residence in the 400 block of South Clay. The complainant told police that a male offender, later identified on surveillance footage as Williamson, banged on his door and allegedly took items from his porch around 7:35 p.m. Monday. Williamson was additionally issued a trespassing charge and also received a letter prohibiting him from entering the property while in custody.

Williamson is due to appear in Morgan County District Court this morning for a detention hearing on the new citations. Williamson is already at large after committing a similar series of thefts in the city of Jacksonville on May 3, where he was arrested for burglary of a habitation, trespassing in the presence of a person and trespassing in a vehicle.