Richmond man accused of domestic violence barricades self inside home


A 54-year-old Richmond man wanted in connection with a domestic violence incident barricaded himself inside his home for two hours Saturday before being talked out by officers, according to police Chief Chris Magnus.

The chief posted about the incident on Twitter, and included the above photo of the home where the incident occurred in the 1600 block of Hellings Ave.

The suspect, identified as Danny Williams (pictured below), was wanted in connection with a “serious violent domestic assault” on a female victim that occurred about 2 a.m. Saturday, Magnus said. The victim was knocked unconscious in the attack but is in stable condition as her injuries are not life threatening, Lt. Andre Hill said.


When officers spotted him outside the Hellings Avenue home about 9:30 a.m., he barricaded himself in the home until being coaxed at about 11:30 a.m., the chief said.

Williams is preliminarily being booked on suspicion of felony assault and threats, Hill said.