Woman pointed gun at vehicle in Joliet: cops

Occupant of vehicle fought with woman, causing her to fall to the ground, police said

A woman was arrested in Joliet after she was spotted by officers pointing a handgun at a man who was fighting with her, police said.

At close to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, officers were in the 600 block of Second Avenue when they saw a woman later identified as Shontayzia Williams, 28, of Joliet holding a handgun while in the street, Joliet police said in a news release.

“Williams was observed pointing the handgun at an occupied vehicle,” police said.

A male occupant of the vehicle exited and began to fight with Williams, causing “her to fall to the ground and drop the handgun,” police said.

After officers took Williams into custody, they recovered a handgun, police said. They also recovered oxycodone and ecstasy pills, along with suspected cocaine from a bag that Williams possessed, police said.

Williams was taken to the Joliet Police Department for booking and then transported to the Will County jail.

Williams’ bond was set at $150,000. She will need to post $15,000 for her release from jail.

Williams was arrested on probable cause of delivery of a controlled substance, armed violence, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by felon and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

On Aug. 11, 2015, Williams pleaded guilty to possessing a Kel-Tec .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol without a valid firearm owner’s identification card, court records show.

On Dec 9. 2015, Williams pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine with a street value of $250, court records show.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News