Man accused of throwing hammer at truck

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 Larry S. Williams, 62, of Hodgenville was charged Nov. 29 with first-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and second-degree terroristic threatening.

According to Kentucky State Police, a semi-truck driver became lost and attempted to turn around his rig in Williams’ parking lot on White City Road. Williams allegedly screamed at the driver and struck the vehicle on both sides with a claw hammer, causing damage. The driver left the lot but when he drove past Williams’ residence, Williams allegedly threw the hammer at the rig, breaking air lines to the semi-tractor. According to Trooper Dennis Oldham’s report, $5,000 worth of damage was caused to the vehicle.

Williams allegedly became “belligerent” when Trooper Oldham arrived at the residence to investigate the complaint.

Williams allegedly screamed at the officer, threatened him and refused to comply with a request to put his hands behind his back.

Williams was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $9,500 unsecured bond. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim or complaining witness.

He will be arraigned Dec. 12 in LaRue District Court.

Williams pleaded guilty in 2011 to an amended charge of menacing and improper passing. He originally was charged with nine counts of second-degree wanton endangerment and one count each of second-degree terroristic threatening, harassment (no physical contact), improper passing and reckless driving, after he allegedly drove in front of a school bus and forced it to stop.

According to Constable Jeff Metcalf, Williams drove after the bus after it turned around in his driveway. Eight students were on board.