Suspect Fires Rounds at Troopers Responding to Domestic Disturbance
Laurel, MT.– In the early morning hours of March 27th, 2017, Troopers Darvin Mees and Trever Chase responded to a mutual aid request from the Laurel Police Department to assist with a call to a domestic disturbance. As the troopers, along with an officer from the Laurel Police Department and a Stillwater County Sheriff’s Deputy, approached the residence a male suspect started firing a pistol at them. The officers took cover behind a passenger car and an enclosed utility trailer. During the incident, Trooper Chase was grazed by a bullet that cut the fabric of his boot but did not physically injure him. The officers eventually reached other points of cover further back and held those positions until additional help arrived. Following approximately an hour of negotiation with the suspect, he surrendered without further incident.
36 year-old Charles Wayne Williams, is charged in Yellowstone County with five counts of felony assault with a weapon and two counts of felony criminal endangerment.