Man with criminal history accused of threat, assault

The man is facing charges for threatening a post office employee, and spitting in an officer’s face.

A 34-year-old man with a lengthy criminal history is facing charges for threatening an employee at the Oak Harbor Post Office and spitting in the face of an officer, according to court documents.

The police report on the incident states that Jonathan K. Williams’ record includes three felonies, 25 gross misdemeanors and five misdemeanors. The crimes range from assault and burglary to theft and criminal trespass.

Williams appeared in Island County Superior Court two years ago on a warrant, but he was released because the jurisdiction where he was charged declined to extradite him.

On Sept. 14, a judge set his bail at $10,000.

Prosecutors charged Williams in Island County Superior Court Sept. 15 with felony harassment and assault in the third degree.

If convicted of the charges, Williams could face up to a year and 10 months in prison under the standard sentencing range.

A police officer’s report on the case states that Williams has been living at a local hotel.

Williams went to the post office on Sept. 11 and asked if he had any mail.

After an employee checked and told Williams there was nothing for him, he allegedly became upset and told the employee that he was “gonna pop” an area of the man’s body. As Williams left, he turned and made motions toward the employee like he was shooting a gun, the report states.

When police contacted him, Williams denied making the threat but then became “irate” and made the same verbal threat to an officer, the report states. Williams continued to act disorderly at the jail and kicked the jail door several times.

While officers were placing him in a compliance chair, he suddenly spit into the face of one of the officers, according to the report.

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