Police: Woman breaks into mother-in-law's home, tries to run over husband with car

News-DemocratNovember 13, 2013 

A Madison County woman has been jailed after she allegedly attacked her mother-in-law and then attempted to run her husband over with a car.

According to Madison County Sheriff's Department reports, Debra S. Williams, 43, of 2156 Robert Ave. near Granite City, on Sunday went to her mother-in-law's home on Willow Lane, where she demanded to know where her husband was. When the resident claimed not to know where to find her son, Williams allegedly smashed out a window of the 71-year-old victim's car with a jack stand.

The resident ran out of the home and told Williams she was going to call the police. She claims Williams chased her, took away her phone and pushed her. Williams then reportedly went back into the house where she smashed a vase, took the victim's laptop computer and fled the scene in a car.

As Williams drove away from the victim's home she turned onto Redwood Lane, where she spotted her husband walking down the street. She reportedly drove off the roadway in an attempt to run over the man.

Sheriff's deputies made a request for assistance in tracking down Williams through an Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network broadcast. She was arrested a short time later by Granite City police.

Williams was charged with a felony count of home invasion. She was taken to the Madison County Jail, where she is being held on $100,000 bail.

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