BEAUMONT, Texas — A 47-year-old Beaumont man accused of following and propositioning women around an area neighborhood is facing multiple charges.
Beaumont Police received multiple complaints about "some disturbing and alarming behavior " from a person in the Calder Terrace neighborhood. The man was later identified as Julius R. Williams, according to a Beaumont Police Department release.
Officers believe Williams was roaming the streets day and night, harassing neighbors and following women as they walked the neighborhood. Williams was allegedly seen walking onto the Sallie Curtis Elementary School campus during school hours while children are on the playground.
Williams is accused of approaching and propositioning women while showing them "obscene pictures" on his phone, according to the release.
Beaumont detectives obtained arrest warrants, that were issued by Judge Ben Collins Sr., for obscenity and harassment. Judge Collins set total bond for both charges at $10,000.
While Williams was being arrested, he was also charged with resisting search and possession of a controlled substance. Collins set total bond for both of these charges at $55,000.
If Williams is able to make bond, he has to wear a GPS ankle monitor and is not allowed within 1,000 feet of a public or private school, Judge Collins told 12News. He also has to stay away from the people he victimized.
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From a Beaumont Police Department release:
The Beaumont Police Department has recently received numerous complaints about some disturbing and alarming behavior of a subject in the Calder Terrace neighborhood of Beaumont. He is identified as 47 year old Beaumont resident Julius R. Williams. Williams roams the streets all hours of the day and night, harassing neighbors, following females as they walk the neighborhood, and has even approached and propositioned them while showing them obscene pictures on his phone. He has also been seen walking onto the campus of Sallie Curtis Elementary during school hours while children are on the playground. Today, detectives with BPD's Special Crimes Unit obtained arrest warrants, issued by Judge Ben Collins, for Obscenity and Harassment. Total bond for these two charges are set at $10,000. At the time of Williams' arrest this afternoon, he received two additional charges - resisting search and possession of a controlled substance. Bond on these additional charges is unknown at this time.
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