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Prince George’s Co. off-duty police officer arrested at his home after striking deputy, officials say

A Prince George’s County police officer is suspended with pay after officials say he called authorities for help and then struck a responding sheriff’s deputy at his home in Charles County, Maryland.

The officer, Charles Williams Jr., was arrested and charged with second-degree assault after striking a Charles County Sheriff’s deputy at around 1 a.m. Tuesday, officials said.

the deputy was there to respond to a reported domestic dispute.

When deputies responded to Williams’ call, charging documents said he appeared intoxicated. One other person was also inside the home.

Williams refused to comply with law enforcement’s requests and struck a deputy in the arm, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman told WTOP.

He was then arrested.

The deputy was not injured, according to police.

Williams was also after he was charged with resisting arrest without violence in Miami Beach, according to Prince George’s County police.

Williams joined the department in 2015 and is currently assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, police said.

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Jessica Kronzer

Jessica Kronzer graduated from James Madison University in May 2021 after studying media and politics. She enjoys covering politics, advocacy and compelling human-interest stories.

Dana Sukontarak

Dana Sukontarak is a Digital Writer/Editor for WTOP.com. She loves haiku poetry, short sci-fi stories and word games. She grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and currently lives in Silver Spring.

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