June 26, 2017
On Thursday, June 22 at 11:13 pm deputies were dispatched to 2751 NE 200th Avenue in Williston to a 911 emergency call. A female caller told 911 emergency operators that she had been beaten up and was calling from the address where it happened. The call abruptly ended before emergency operators could get additional information.
When deputies arrived address the caller provided, Willie C. McCray (4-1-77) identified by deputies as the home owner, answered the door. McCray told deputies just he and his nephew were the only ones at the home and no altercation had taken place there. McCray refused to allow deputies to search the home. Deputies spoke to neighbors who did not report seeing or hearing any altercation at McCray’s home. With no further information to verify this complaint, deputies had to leave.
On Friday, June 23 at 12:10 a.m. a second call from the same female was received by 911 operators. She was able to provide her name and the address from where she was calling during this second call. She told emergency operators she had been picked up by McCray from her home in another county. When they arrived at his home in Williston, they engaged in a physical altercation where she was punched, kicked and eventually locked inside a bathroom in McCray’s home and unable to make another 911 call. She ultimately escaped after McCray fell asleep.
Deputies located McCray asleep inside the home. While taking McCray into custody, deputies saw firearms and drug paraphernalia in the room. McCray is a ten time convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms. Deputies contacted the Criminal Investigations Division that secured a search warrant for the home where two guns; a rifle and a semi-automatic handgun, as well as ammunition were located. In addition, a felony amount of marijuana was located during the search.
McCray has been charged with two counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, false imprisonment, depriving a person of 911, felony battery and resisting an officer which stemmed from deputies first contact with him. He was booked into the Levy County Detention Facility and his bond has been set at $150,000.00.