It has been reported that Will Williams the current National Alliance Chairman, was arrested on December 16, 2015 in Mill Point, West Virginia on charges of battery according to the Pocahontas County West Virginia Magistrate’s Office. It was stated that Williams was visiting the NA’s Headquarters in Mill Point West Virginia at the time of his arrest. He allegedly attempted to beat and strangle Garland DeCourcy (aka Gael Dempsey), a diminutive middle aged woman who has been employed as a clerk at NA headquarters since April 2015.
This article will analyze this subject in brief using several readily available published sources, with the intent to summarize both the chain of events leading up to this arrest, and available current details of the actual arrest and criminal booking itself.
Part 1: What Is Battery According To West Virginia Criminal Law ?
According to West Virginia Code §61-2-9. “Malicious or unlawful assault; assault; battery; penalties.” – the following excerpt defines what Criminal Battery is according to West Virginia law.
“(c) Battery. — Any person who unlawfully and intentionally makes physical contact with force capable of causing physical pain or injury to the person of another or unlawfully and intentionally causes physical pain or injury to another person, he or she is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be confined in jail for not more than twelve months, or fined not more than $500, or both fined and confined.”
Part 2: Specific Details of Williams Alleged Battery Charge and Published Arrest Records in WV
In keeping with proper protocol this article will cite the references for the information and evidence that have been previously provided by others, and will give credit to where it is due. We will use Reference 1 to denote the SPLC website articles from December 16, 2015 and December 18, 2015 regarding: “William White Williams, Chairman of the Neo-Nazi National Alliance, Arrested for Battery” and “Chaos and Cops at the Compound”. Reference 2 denotes the Magistrate Court of Pocahontas County West Virginia Charging Documents against Will Williams Case No. 15-M38M-00687, dated Dec 16, 2015. (12 pages)
The following quotes from Reference 1 and Reference 2 speak for themselves and it appears no further elucidation on these facts should be needed at this point in time:
- According to the police narrative in the charging documents attached to Williams’s arrest warrant, “Ms. DeCourcy stated that on 09-30-15 she entered her office in Mill Point and William White Williams met her. Ms. DeCourcy stated that Mr. Williams lunged towards her and began choking her. Ms. DeCourcy stated that Mr. Williams force[fully] knocked her into the corner of the room away from the door.”
“Ms. DeCourcy stated that Michael Oljaca (aka Michael Olanich), who also worked for the National Alliance, was present during the incident and pushed Mr. Williams away and pried his hands from her neck.“
“This officer spoke with Michael Oljaca who stated that he was standing outside Ms. DeCourcy’s office doorway. Mr. Oljaca stated that Mr. Williams was sitting in Ms. DeCourcy’s office and began arguing with her immediately on 09-30-15. Mr. Oljaca stated that Mr. Williams got up from his chair and lunged at Ms. DeCourcy while making a motion with his left hand to smack her. Mr. Oljaca stated that Mr. Williams then took his right hand and started choking her. Mr. Oljaca stated that as soon as the incident took place he pulled Mr. Williams off of Ms. DeCourcy and had to physically restrain him so that he would not do further damage.”
See attached Reference 2 file for the Magistrate Court of Pocahontas County West Virginia Charging Documents against Will Williams Case No. 15-M38M-00687, dated Dec 16, 2015. (12 pages).
Part 3: Alleged Past Assault of NA Employees at the NA HQ in Hillsboro WV
The following quotes from Reference 1 speak for themselves and it appears no further elucidation on these facts should be needed at this point in time:
Persistent rumors of Williams’s escalating paranoia, menacing management style and confrontational behavior have circulated in the racist movement for more than a year.
Earlier this year, Williams’s allegedly assaulted Randolph Dilloway, his accountant on the compound. After grabbing him and allegedly threatening to throw him off the roof of the NA headquarters building last April, Dilloway, homeless and without any friends or family nearby, went to the West Virginia state police asking for help.
The trooper on duty filed an assault report over the April 1 incident, which reads in part, “The victim continued, Mr. Williams then grabbed him at the shoulder and at the right side waist and jerked him forward like he was going to throw him off the roof.”
But when Dilloway was advised by the state police that Williams would likely be charged with assault for the alleged attack, he evidently became fearful. The report reads: “[The victim] did not want to pursue charges of any kind at this time, and believed it would only make it worse. At the writing of this report, the victim has refused to cooperate.”
Part 4: Ramifications of Williams Alleged Criminal Battery
- At this point, Williams can no longer walk on to the NA property in Mill Point, West Virginia. Under the terms of his release on December 17, 2015 he is effectively banned from the site. His alleged victim (DeCourcy) and a witness (Oljaca) to his alleged crime still reside on or near the group’s headquarters and both have a judge’s Order of Protection requiring Williams to stay at least 1,000 feet away from them.
It appears there are now only at most two people (if any at all?) left on the NA Headquarters in Mill Point WV.
It should also be noted that Kevin Strom, the NA Media Director under Williams, appears to be banned by the WV Dept. of Homeland Security from traveling to the NA West Virginia Headquarters because of his sex offender status having admitted and being convicted of possession of child pornography.
Part 5: Concluding Comments
After months of allegedly threatening and physically assaulting employees, National Alliance Chairman Will Williams (age 68), is now on Bail and will be required to go to trial in West Virginia on Criminal Battery charges for allegedly assaulting and threatening DeCourcy at the NA’s office.
Exactly what precipitated Williams’s alleged attack on NA employee DeCourcy that was witnessed by fellow NA employee Oljaca this past September 2015 is unknown at this time. Now, as a result of his assault on her, Williams is no longer legally allowed to be on the NA property in West Virginia owned by the organization he currently heads.
It has been reported that Williams was issued a concealed carry permit for a handgun in his home state of Tennessee. How can this be if he is psychiatrically disabled, on medication and reportedly seeing a VA psychiatrist/psychologist? Purportedly Williams receives thousands of dollars a month in VA benefits for military service-related mental disabilities.
Stay tuned here as more information develops on this ongoing story.
Part 6: Addendum
Since this story went online, the local area newspaper in the national office area, The Pocahontas Times, published an article about the arrest in their December 23rd issue. We present a link to it for you here: http://pocahontastimes.com/national-alliance-chairman-arrested-at-mill-point/