Sep 12, 2015
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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.



  1. The time in this report is not correct
    It was earlier in the day, Friday around 3-4 p.m. when he attempted to murder me. When I was able to get off the ground, dazed and confused, I was half way under my car in the driveway where he had pushed my body under after I passed out and lost my body fluids and bowels. All I remembered was that he had been choking me and picked me up by my neck with his nails causing cuts all the way around, he slammed by body up and against the kitchen cabinets so many times I only remember trying to scream for his father who was sitting in the living room only 10 or 12 feet away, his dad got up and simply walked into his bedroom never looking in the kitchens direction and I was dragged from the top of the steps leading into the garage all the while being strangled as he continued to pick me up and slam me back to the concret kicking all over my body at the same time……. then I remember seeing brightness…… that was all
    I do not even know what time it was when I finally came to all I know is I was wet and I had something in the seat of my underwear that was lumpy and I got into my car as fast as I could and headed to the freeway not knowing exactly where I was going until I headed towards Berkeley. I kept getting on and off the freeway trying to figure out what happened to me and when I did, that is when I decided to call the police and report that I had been attacked and damn near killed. It was the worst experience I have ever had in my life and I continue to receive death threats from him both voicemails and text. When I contacted the detective in charge all she said was that the case “was weak” and “probably wouldn’t be made out of nothing”. I am sure that he is around my area daily and it will only be a matter of time. As for the Victims support office I went to for help, they said they couldn’t relocate me all they could do was help with the processing of a “Temporary restraining order”

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