Robert Leon Williams was arrested Sunday.

THOMASVILLE — The weekend arrest of a local man was the result of two separate incidents that took place over the course of several hours.

Robert Leon Williams, 38, of 808 N. Stevens St., was arrested Sunday in relation to battery and traffic offenses.

The first incident occurred at approximately 9:49 p.m. on Saturday at 516 Pine St. Williams got into a verbal altercation about their destination with his live-in girlfriend, which became physical, according to Thomasville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Capt. Maurice Holmes.

“The victim was driving,” Holmes said. “They stopped at an intersection and she got out of the vehicle and took the keys because he wanted to drive and she didn’t want him to drive because he was intoxicated. Mr. Williams then chased the victim, caught up to her, and then proceeded to bite her several times.”

He then knocked the 22-year-old victim to the ground, took the keys, and left the scene in the vehicle, a 2014 gray Nissan Sentra, according to the incident report.

At approximately 3:46 a.m. Sunday, the vehicle, with Williams behind the wheel, veered off the roadway and struck a residence at 1107 W. Jackson St.

Williams was arrested and charged with battery (family violence), driving under the influence, driving while license suspended, open container and failure to maintain lane.

He bonded out of Thomas County Jail on a $1,000 bond on the condition he stay away from the female victim.

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