Monday, November 19, 2012
CHESTERFIELD, VA –The husband of a Chesterfield woman found stabbed to death has been arrested and charged in her death.
Tony Williams, 44, 13500 block of Brandy Oaks Road has been charged with first degree murder in the stabbing death of his wife.
Williams is accused of stabbing and killing his wife Mia Williams at their Brandy Oaks Road home before leading police on a chase that ended with Williams being struck by a car on Interstate 95.
The couple had a history of violent episodes before the husband allegedly stabbed his wife to death late November 12.
Neighbors told 8News reporter Nadeen Yanes the couple often argued, and court records backed up their claims.
In 2005, Mia Williams was charged with assaulting Tony, striking him on the head when he threatened to leave and take their son. Mia was convicted but did not serve any jail time.
A year later, Tony was charged with assaulting Mia. According to court documents, Mia had a bite mark on her arm and a swollen lip. Mia told police Tony became angry when she was on the phone with a male friend. Tony was convicted, but in 2008 the charges were dismissed.
Neighbors said the couples two children are staying with family.
Tony Williams is being held at Riverside Regional Jail.
There are several resources in our area available to victims of domestic violence. To learn about resources in Chesterfield County, please visit here. Resources provided by the Commonwealth of Virginia are found here. The Safe Harbor Shelter is also available to help domestic violence victims; they can be reached at 804.287.7877 or online here.