A Powder Springs man is behind bars after police said he molested a child and held a saw blade against a female’s throat.

Lonnie Steve Williams, 37, is being held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center for crimes he is accused of committing at the beginning of the month.

According to an arrest warrant, Williams, between June 1 and June 5, lured a girl who was younger than 16 to Wild Horse Creek Park in Powder Springs to molest her. He is also accused of other molestation incidents elsewhere in the city.

According to a separate warrant, Williams was also involved in a fight with a woman that led to him putting her into a choke hold, slamming her head against the wall and holding a saw blade to her throat while threatening to kill her.

Cobb police declined to provide further information citing the sensitive nature of the case, but confirmed the two warrants stem from the same incident.

Williams faces two counts of child molestation, one count of enticing a child, one count of sexual battery, three counts of aggravated assault and one count of battery.


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