A Vancouver man appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of stabbing his brother with a knife and threatening two women with the weapon during a social gathering Thursday at an apartment in the Meadow Homes neighborhood.
Paul A. Williams, 25, faces charges of two counts of first-degree assault domestic violence, one count of first-degree assault, two counts of harassment domestic violence, one count of harassment and violation of a no-contact order at his Sept. 15 arraignment. Judge David Gregerson held him on $150,000 bail and appointed Vancouver attorney Neil Anderson to defend him.
Williams allegedly became agitated while socializing with his brother, ex-girlfriend and a female friend at the apartment. He went to the kitchen, grabbed a large knife and shouted, "I'm going to kill all of you," according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court.
Williams' brother attempted to wrestle the knife away from his enraged sibling, the affidavit says. During the struggle, Williams stabbed his brother's thigh and grazed the female friend with the knife, the affidavit said. Vancouver police later learned that there was a court order for Williams not to contact the ex-girlfriend.