A Mercer County was assessed $100,000 cash bond Sunday, after allegedly slitting his neighbor’s throat during an altercation that started as a verbal disagreement.
Roy Lee Williams, 41, of Princeton, appeared before Mercer Magistrate Charles Poe Sunday, where Poe set his bond on charges of malicious wounding, attempted murder and armed robbery. Williams is also facing a kidnapping charge, but Poe said that state criminal code prohibits him from setting bond on that charge.
The altercation reportedly took place sometime Friday night. West Virginia State Police officers were dispatched to a residence on L.J. Street in Princeton. There, a 67-year-old, unidentified man was found with his throat cut from an incident that had occurred earlier in the evening.
The alleged victim was transported to Princeton Community Hospital, where he was reported to be in critical condition.
Williams was apprehended Saturday morning and held in custody, pending his arraignment. The case reportedly remained under investigation throughout the day Saturday.
Poe said the suspect revealed very little during the hearing.
“He didn’t really say a whole lot, never did contest anything,” Poe said.
The magistrate also indicated Williams requested an attorney early in the WVSP investigation.
Trooper D.C. Graham, of the State Police Princeton Detachment, is serving as the lead investigator.
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