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Newburgh man arrested following an alleged scuffle with a state trooper

A Newburgh man is in police custody and faces several charges after he allegedly assaulted a state trooper.

News 12 Staff

Feb 16, 2021, 10:25 PM

Updated 1,220 days ago

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A Newburgh man is in police custody and faces several charges after he allegedly assaulted a state trooper.
Authorities say they stopped a blue BMW on Dubois Street in Newburgh on Feb. 14.
News 12 is told the driver, Antwonn Williams Jr., provided a false name, pushed the trooper and ran.
The alleged assault happened after the trooper realized Williams Jr. wasn't being truthful.
The two were fighting when the suspect allegedly reached for the trooper's Taser.
Authorities were eventually able to take the man into custody. They say he also had an active warrant with state police.


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