Malicious wounding charges lead to arrest

Rachel Dove rbaldwin@civitasmedia.com

February 21, 2014

By Rachel Dove


WILLIAMSON - A Williamson police officer placed a city resident under arrest Tuesday on charges of malicious wounding after responding earlier to a disturbance call on Second Avenue.

In a signed complaint filed by the victim of the assault, Paul Fields, along with the visual proof of the injuries he allegedly sustained during the altercation, Williamson Police Department Patrolman B. Gibson found probable cause to place Harold Wolford, 49, under arrest.

The arrest report states that on Feb. 14 Wolford went to Fields’ apartment, located on Second Avenue in Williamson, and knocked on the door. When the victim answered, Wolford allegedly struck him in the face, knocking him to the floor, then hit and kicked him repeatedly, yelling, “This is what you get for calling the law on me.”

Gibson stated in his report that Fields suffered numerous injuries to his face and had to be taken by ambulance to Williamson Memorial Hospital to receive medical treatment.

Wolford was arraigned by Mingo County Magistrate Pam Newsome and was remanded to the custody of the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden. The defendant is scheduled to appear back in court next week for a preliminary hearing on the charge.