Arkansas forward Jacorey Williams, who was arrested last week along with two other teammates, is now being linked to two alleged assaults, one involving his girlfriend.
Eric Bolin, of the Arkansas News Bureau reported on Tuesday evening that Williams was named by a witness as the assailant on a July 18 incident that left bouncer Bryan Jones unconscious outside the Lit Lounge club in Fayetteville. Jones told police he believes this was retaliation for the first alleged assault incident back on July 5, involving Williams’ girlfriend Essence Singelton.
Singleton had reportedly approached Williams about money he owed her. The confrontation allegedly ended with the 6-foot-8 Williams grabbing Singleton by the arm and forcing her to the ground.
From the Arkansas News Bureau:
Jones, who told police he saw the event, said Singleton reached out a hand and put it on Williams’ chest “as if she was trying to get his attention,” the report stated. Jones said he saw Williams swing his arm at Singleton “as if in a gesture to get her away from him.”
When Williams’ arm struck Singleton, it knocked her to the ground, and Jones stepped in between the two and pushed Williams back. The officer took photos of scrapes to Singleton’s hands and knees.
On July 22, Williams was arrested along with fellow Razorbacks Anton Beard and Dustin Thomas. The trio was each charged with one count of forgery after they were caught on surveillance cameras attempting to use counterfeit bills.
Williams averaged 4.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game for Arkansas this past season.