Fulton man faces more charges, allegedly abused woman for days before she ended up in hospital
FULTON, Mo. (KMIZ)
A Fulton man who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at MU Hospital is facing more charges.
Chance Williams, 29, is charged with first-degree domestic assault, armed-criminal action, third-degree domestic assault, first-degree kidnapping and tampering with a victim in a felony prosecution. A court date for those charges has not been set. He was charged earlier this month with first-degree sodomy and second-degree domestic assault.
He is being held in the Boone County Jail without bond for the sodomy and second-degree domestic assault charges. A confined docket hearing was held Feb. 15 at the Boone County Courthouse. A preliminary hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30.
The victim in both cases is the same person.
The victim was brought to MU Hospital on Feb. 5 with severe bruising across her body, according to a probable cause statement. The woman said Williams caused the injuries. He was taken into custody by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office later that evening following the alleged events that led to the sodomy charge.
On Feb. 6, a Callaway County Sheriff's deputy interviewed the victim at the hospital. She had several bruises all over her body, as well as a burn mark that was "cigarette-sized in diameter," according to the probable cause statement.
The victim told the deputy she was beaten for several days, from Jan.27-Feb. 1, and that Williams allegedly used a board to beat her, according to the statement.
At one point -- according to the statement -- the victim claims Williams eventually had to pick her up to put her on a bed, because she was in so much pain that she could not get herself off the floor. She allegedly told the deputy she could barely feel her legs and feet. She said she was told by medical staff that she had several broken ribs and a severe back injury, according to the statement.
The woman could communicate, but had trouble remembering basic words, according to the statement. She had partial memory loss, and said staff told her she had blood surrounding her brain due to trauma.
During the five-day period, she was stuck in the house. She claimed Williams kept her cellphone and refused to let her use it.
Deputies searched the residence and saw large, red stains in a bedroom.
While at MU Hospital, Williams allegedly strangled the woman and forced her to perform oral sex.