Sandal Striker Assaults Sheriff Staff
By PIO Ryan Wilbur
February 8, 2024

A 28-year-old Stafford woman committed a felony at a Richmond Highway motel during a drunken argument.

On February 7th at approximately 9:00 p.m. deputies responded to the Spring Lake Motel, located at 3817 Richmond Highway, for a report of an assault. The caller advised she struck her romantic partner a number of times. Communication Officers advised the caller sounded intoxicated while on the phone. When deputies arrived, they made contact with the victim, as well as, the caller, Catherine Williams.

Williams, in an intoxicated state in the parking lot, advised she wanted to go to jail for the assault. When the victim attempted to recount the events that brought them to this point, Williams took off her sandal and attempted to throw it at the victim. To prevent the sandal boomerang, deputies went to detain her. That is when Williams resisted and assaulted a deputy. She was eventually removed from her weapon of choice and placed into handcuffs.

Williams was charged with public intoxication, assault and battery, assault and battery on law enforcement, as well as, obstruction of justice with force. She was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $4,000 secured bond, and until she was no longer intoxicated.