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Man runs through glass door at courthouse, leaves shard embedded in deputy's eye

One injured in single vehicle crash; Calhoun County
Posted at 2:02 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 14:49:56-05

BATTLE CREEK, Mich — A Sheriff's deputy in Calhoun County is in the hospital after glass embedded into her eye when a man ran through a main door at the county justice building Friday morning.

In a release the Sheriff's Office did not identify the deputy beyond saying she is an 18-year veteran of the force. Along with the glass in her eye, she was knocked unconscious after colliding with the man.

Officers from Battle Creek Police were able to arrest the man, Tyshann Williams, just a few blocks away.

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A February 2021 mugshot of Tyshann Williams.

The Sheriff's Office says Williams was making his first check-in with Community Corrections Friday morning after being released on bond. According to the release the 18-year-old failed a mandatory drug screening, then ran as deputies tried to take him into custody.

Williams ran through one of the glass doors at the main entrance, shattering it. Deputies say he also removed his electronic tether after leaving the building.

The main entrance has since been cleaned up.

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Williams now faces additional charges of tampering electronic communications, violation of bond restrictions, malicious destruction of property, and resisting and obstructing a police officer, causing injury.

The glass embedded in the eye of the deputy was removed successfully, but the Sheriff's Office did not say if her vision is effected.

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