Walter Williams III

A 20-year-old man accused of terrorizing a Snellville-area neighborhood by robbing several delivery drivers at gunpoint and committing a “sex act” against a 73-year-old woman has been arrested.

Walter Williams III, of Stone Mountain, was charged with four counts of armed robbery, false imprisonment, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and one count of home invasion, kidnapping, inflicting pain on an elderly person and criminal attempt to commit a felony for a series of crimes in late November and December, according to Gwinnett County Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera.

“On three of these occasions, a black male dressed in dark clothing and armed with a handgun robbed food delivery drivers,” Pihera said. “The suspect would call and make a food order. He scheduled a delivery for homes on Wellington Hills Way, Wellington Hills Lane and King Richard Court. All of the homes are in the same neighborhood.”

After he ordered the food, Williams would meet the delivery driver outside when they arrived, Pihera said.

“Once the driver pulled up, he would pull out a gun and demand their cash, wallet, and cellphones,” she said. “One delivery driver was assaulted by the suspect when he didn’t have any cash to give him.”

One afternoon, instead of robbing delivery drivers, Pihera said, Williams went to a woman’s house, located in the same neighborhood, and knocked on the door.

“When the victim answered, the suspect barged inside, pushing the 73-year old woman and closing the door behind him. He immediately began demanding money,” Pihera said. “When she said that she didn’t have much money, the suspect demanded that the woman perform a sex act on him. When she denied, he placed the gun to her head and asked if she wanted to die. He ultimately performed the sexual act upon himself.”

When Williams was finished, he “rummaged through her purse and stole what little cash she had,” Pihera said.

“When the victim started crying, he gave her a tissue. He also said that he would pay her back and tried to download an App on her phone,” Pihera said. “He said his plan was to wire her some money at a later time. The download was unsuccessful, and he eventually left the home.”

Williams was recently identified as the suspect, and was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail on Thursday. He is being held without bond.

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Isabel is a crime and health reporter for the Gwinnett Daily Post. She graduated from Emory University in 2016 with a B.A. in international studies. She is originally from the Boston area.

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