Man accused of multiple Burlington assaults arrested

Burlington Police say a man with thirty run-in’s with officers in the last four months has been arrested following multiple assaults.
Published: Sep. 9, 2020 at 10:33 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2020 at 9:08 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington Police say a homeless man with a long rap sheet has been charged with several assaults in the downtown area this week.

Dujuan Williams, 26, was arrested on Wednesday morning following a string of violent encounters. On Tuesday, Police say Williams was identified as the man who kicked a person in the head multiple times. The victim, who was staying in a tent in Battery Park, suffered a seizure following the assault. He also told police Williams had assaulted him the previous night.

On Wednesday, police received a call about a man trying to assault another man with a stick near Pearl and St. Paul Streets near the Transit Center. They say witnesses statements and surveillance video showed Williams hitting another person in the head with a stick that had screws and staples protruding from it. Police say the victim then confronted Williams with a machete and a third person pointed a possible gun at Williams before leaving.

Police say Williams violently resisted arrest, injuring both officers. He was arraigned and released on conditions.

Police say Williams has no criminal convictions in Vermont, but has multiple criminal charges out of New York State. They say he’s had about 30 run-ins with the police in Burlington.

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