Thursday, January 18, 2018
Public safety

Police: Hudson man beat up two disabled roommates

Times staff

NEW PORT RICHEY — A Hudson man beat two mentally disabled roommates Friday, police said.

Denzel Williams, 20, stomped one man's head so badly, a New Port Richey Police arrest report said, the man lost consciousness.

Williams was arrested Friday night after police said he beat the man outside his residence on Indiana Avenue and his roommate who tried to save him.

It started when the first man asked Williams to leave because he thought he had drugs. Williams was staying with both men at the time. The report said Williams told them he would leave but then started punching the first man, knocking him to the ground. Williams then stomped on the man's head, knocking him unconscious.

Seeing this, the second man rushed to the first's defense, but Williams started punching him, too. He let up and fled before police arrived.

Police found him at a nearby store and arrested him. Williams is charged with two counts of abuse of disabled adults. He was being held in Land O' Lakes jail Monday in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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