Former McComb J & D Transportation Employee Arrested for Simple Assault of a Vulnerable Person
A former employee at J & D Transportation in McCombwas arrested Monday for simple assault of a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.
Demichael Paul Williams, 42, of McComb, was arrested following an indictment by a Lincoln County grand jury on one count of felony simple assault of a vulnerable person. Williams is accused of recklessly failing to strap the victim into her wheelchair for transport by van causing her fall out the wheelchair and suffer a compression fracture in her back in May 2017. At the time of the crime, Williams was employed at J & D Transportation, the transportation service contracted by Havenhall Health Care Center in Brookhaven to transport patients for outside medical treatment. The victim was a patient at Havenhall Health Care Center.
Williams was booked into the Lincoln County jail and released on a $10,000 bond. If convicted, Williams faces up to 5 years in prison and $1,000 in fines. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case was investigated by John David Flowers with the AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorneys General Mark Ward and Parker Wiseman.