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Marion County Dispatcher Gets Play By Play of Domestic Dispute From Both Participants Who Call 911

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Getting calls about domestic disputes isn't unusual for the Marion County Sheriff's Department. But having both of those involved call 9-1-1 while the altercation is still in process and providing updates was a different twist.  In addition to the father and son who were in the argument calling 9-1-1, the third person who initially notified police also remained on the line.

The dispatcher alternated talking to all three as a State Trooper and Sheriff's Deputy headed to the scene. Among the incidents that transpired were the father allegedly threatening his son with a gun and sticking it in his chest. The father at one point complained his son was trying to choke him.  The son called 9-1-1 first, with the dad calling on his phone to give his own side of the story a short time later.    

Once police arrived, they arrested the father, 50-year-old Tommy Williams of the Greenview Road in Centralia, for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. The son was not charged.

Deputies say the argument apparently began when the elder Williams was trying to get his son to leave the home. The call was received at 9:43 Friday morning.

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