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Akron man jailed in violent Downtown Barberton attack

Bob Morehead

Herald Staff Writer

A 30-year-old Akron man was jailed June 22 for a violent attack that sent the victim to the hospital.

Timothy L. Williams, a convicted violent felon and registered sex offender, was put in the Barberton City Jail after a short search of the downtown area. Williams is charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery and attempted rape.

Police got a 911 call a little before 1 p.m. from Caine’s Flowers on Second Street Northwest and were on scene in less than a minute. As officers went in the front, Williams went out the back. Police found the victim on the floor and summoned EMS and other officers in the area. Police did not release any other information on the victim.

A description of the suspect was broadcast and uniformed officers and detectives scoured the downtown area. A witness saw a man who matched the description go into a Wooster Road North business and police found him inside and arrested him.

Police stress this is an ongoing investigation and this is all the information they are prepared to release right now.  The Herald will update this story as more information becomes available.

Timothy L. Williams

Uniformed police and detectives scour Downtown Barberton the afternoon of June 22 looking for a suspect in a violent assault.


  1. NOONE on July 30, 2021 at 3:47 pm



  2. REAL LIFE on July 30, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Who let him out ? Lets put that person on point. I called about another sex offender who did this again and they said well they served their time. I’ll tell you what. I will throw the first stone. He is a POS and deserves nothing more.

  3. Linda D. Bosley on July 3, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Dear Bundy,
    I see in the papers you are doing OK .
    God hears people prayers, I am
    praring for you to be well.
    Love Lindy Boskey

  4. Liberalismkills on July 3, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Solitary confinement until natural death.

  5. Ol' Dirty Bastard on July 3, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Funny, if the suspect was white, and the victim was black, it’d be international news, Al Sharpton would show up and the stupid liberals would riot,. But this is just the status quo, so no news outlets care. Thanks for making white people the “enemy”, liberal media.

  6. Ol' Dirty Bastard on July 3, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Funny, if the suspect were white, and the victim were black, it’d be international news, and Al Sharpon would show up.

  7. Bullets hurt on June 30, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    The Judge who let him out should be arrested for being stupid. Too bad Sydmore owners didn’t take a few shots at him.

  8. crakron on June 28, 2021 at 11:36 am

    carry a gun. next time one of these akron thug pos tries something. let em have it.

  9. Caine on June 27, 2021 at 5:00 am

    How in the world was this creep out on parole? Do the members of the parole board obtain their degrees in Cracker Jack boxes or what??? The man has raped, killed a man in prison, and even stabbed his own Uncle and they still let him out. Remember Willie Horton? Same thing. Violent offenders should have to serve out their entire sentences. The attack was also a hate crime against white folks as the attacker repeatedly stated his hatred for whites as he was striking and binding the victim (who also happens to be my sister!). Black lives matter but so do white lives. Like the mad ape that he is, this man should be locked in a cage for the sake of society. If not, he’ll be at it again soon. Pray and hope that justice will be properly done.

  10. white Supreme pizza on June 25, 2021 at 10:03 am


  11. white Supreme pizza on June 25, 2021 at 10:01 am


  12. white Supreme pizza on June 25, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Yale professor should be charged. Mainstream media should be charged. Hollywood should be charged. Newspapers with an agena should be charged. The anti white hatred is real and spreading parasiticly. I hope all who are responsible for the catering to homo erectus are charged.

  13. Her Friend on June 24, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    I cannot believe that as he sits in Barberton’s jail, he can REFUSE to appear before the judge two days in a row! Yes, he has a lengthy record, tier 3 sex offender, on parole when he decided to do this to my friend! I’m thankful to the driver, that for whatever reason , came back to the shop. She saved my friend from further harm.

  14. Tricia on June 23, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    I think this man should be shot as should any man who could do this to a woman. He has done it before so at least he should get to spend his life behind bars.

  15. Karen Kozarevich on June 23, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    This is again a tragedy. This monster was in jail for the same crime committed before. Send him away forever. God Bless this person in the hospital and many prayers are there for you.

  16. Anonymous on June 23, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    No one needs this treatment. He was in jail for the same crime. Why oh why does she deserve this.

  17. Linda Scott on June 23, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    If the judge lets this monster out on bail, he’s just making it easy for some other woman to be assaulted and worse.

  18. ? on June 22, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Prayers for this situation to the victim and the suspect and any of those affected by the incident.

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