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Two arrested during probation check

Friday, March 28, 2008

A Brazil couple was arrested Thursday evening at their home when officials stopped by for a routine probation check.

Several officers of the Clay County Sheriff's Department assisted the Clay County Adult Probation Department when they arrived at Laura and Joshua Williams' home at 25 South Chicago St. around 6 p.m.

Laura was on probation for conviction on a charge of conversion, while her husband Joshua had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on charges stemming from an ATV accident earlier this year.

On Feb. 24, Joshua was airlifted to Wishard Hospital after flipping an ATV on top of himself while driving it illegally on a city road in an area near 121 N. Chicago Ave.

Because marijuana and various drug paraphernalia were discovered inside the home, the couple were taken into custody and booked into the Clay County Justice Center.

Laura, 33, was charged with probation violation and additional preliminarily charges of possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

Joshua, 26, was booked on the warrant charges of driving while never licensed and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and the additional preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

According to jail officials, both Laura and Joshua remained incarcerated Friday evening on a $7,000 cash bond with no 10 percent allowed while they await formal arraignment on the court calendar.


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I think the Brazil Times owe's Josh & Laura Williams an apology for printing false information. No charges were ever filed resulting from the atv accident. This story seem's as if it was thrown together and most of it is false! And its the Brazil Times job to ONLY print factual information!

-- Posted by mywords1 on Mon, Mar 31, 2008, at 4:06 PM

I was intrigued by this comment so I did a little more reading.

Do people in this town really read these stories before commenting or what?

Your answer is right there in the story!!

"outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on charges stemming from an ATV accident earlier this year"

That means he didn't show up in court to be charged in the first place! DUH!

BTW...if you go back to the first story wrote about that ATV accident you will see he was driving illegally on the road at the time of the accident! DUH AGAIN!

Geesh, read the story next time! I hate it when people read what they want so they have something to COMPLAIN about!

-- Posted by Cy on Mon, Mar 31, 2008, at 9:26 PM

Well I don't know who you are, but Josh and Laura are great friends of mine and I don't have to read the story to find out what happend. I know what happend. Yes, he was driving the ATV illegally on the road BUT there were no charges from the ATV accident and he DID NOT FAIL TO GO TO COURT! He also was not driving while intoxicated.

Your "comment" about that you hate it when people read what they want so they have something to complain about??

Take a look in the mirror, you can't always believe what your read. If you had a college education you would learn that in a writting class. Obviously you don't by your choice of words! "DUH" ~who says that anymore anyway? Grow up!

-- Posted by mywords1 on Tue, Apr 1, 2008, at 10:13 AM

If he did't fail to appear in court, then why was there a warrant for FTA?

-- Posted by Matt Dillion on Wed, Apr 2, 2008, at 12:39 PM

Not that it's anyones business but there was no warrant for a FTA. And why is it so wrong to ask for a simple apology for printing false information?

-- Posted by mywords1 on Wed, Apr 2, 2008, at 1:58 PM

mywords1,

It's not wrong to ask for an apology, but you should do your research. You claim:

"Yes, he was driving the ATV illegally on the road BUT there were no charges from the ATV accident and he DID NOT FAIL TO GO TO COURT! He also was not driving while intoxicated"

I took less than 5 minutes and found this in the public records:

On March 20, Joshua R Williams received State Criminal Charges for "Operating a motor vehicle without ever receiving a license."

Between March 24 and 26, both Joshua and Laura are listed in the Public Record section. Laura is listed as Awaiting Arraignment, Possession of Paraphanelia, Possession of controlled substance, and Possession of Marijuana.

Josh is listed as, get this: Awaiting Warrant Arraignment(!), Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Driving never licensed, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of controlled substance.

So whether or not he was actually doing the things you claim he was not doing, he still received the charges.

-- Posted by Civisi on Mon, Apr 7, 2008, at 9:38 AM

Funny how my comment was directed towards the Brazil Times, and apparently I have offended people by what I said. And some of you are trying to prove me wrong and again I stand by what I said, you can't always believe what you read.

That's why every once in awhile, The Brazil Times will post something about making correction. Because even they make mistakes sometimes. We all do!

To CiViSi,

Most of what you wrote is TRUE, however even in records it was stated wrong. He will not be charged with a "few" of those things not because charges were dropped but because some of them didn't happen.

And to all of you who have wrote to me, you are all entitled to your opinion as I am to mine. The differnce between you and I, is I know them personally and I hate when a story is slapped together just to make a story. We all know how small Brazil is and things get twisted around way to much.

Cy wrote a comment that some people just want to get on here and complain, this is very true. And back to what I said, my comment was directed towards the Brazil Times and no one else. But thank you for your opinion and thank you for making me realize once again why I moved from Brazil to stay away from the drama.

-- Posted by mywords1 on Mon, Apr 7, 2008, at 10:42 AM

Drama exists more in the small towns because it gets spread around much more easily and quickly.

Thank you for a rational response. Let's hope things turn out the way they should.

-- Posted by Civisi on Mon, Apr 7, 2008, at 10:59 AM


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