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Mother Of Assault Suspect Says Her Son Is Innocent

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Clifton Ray Williams (credit: Denver Police Department)

Clifton Ray Williams (credit: Denver Police Department)

DENVER (CBS4) – The man accused of attacking a woman with a stun gun and trying to drag her into an alley appeared in court Friday morning. His mother told CBS4 police got the wrong guy.

Police arrested Clifton Ray Williams, 37, for investigation of kidnapping and aggravated assault on Thursday.

Williams’ looks a lot like the suspect from a police sketch. But his mother, Charlotte Williams, said that her son is not the person in that sketch. She was visibly upset as she sat in the courtroom.

In surveillance video from a business on South Broadway two people can be seen struggling. Flashes from a stun gun can be seen as the male suspect tries to stun his victim. She then manages to break free and run away.

“My son is not the type of person that just walks up on somebody and attacks them,” Charlotte Williams said.

In an arrest affidavit the victim told police she felt “a buzzing and burning” when she was hit with the stun gun. Police also interviewed Williams’ girlfriend, who confirmed that he owns a stun gun.

“He has made some mistakes in his past, bad choices, but this is, I think, they’ve got the wrong guy,” Charlotte Williams said.

According to Colorado records, Williams has a criminal past that includes arrests for domestic violence, burglary and drugs. Despite his past, his mother says her son isn’t the man responsible for the crime.

“I think they’ve got the wrong guy. I know there are a lot of people with a bald head and a goatee,” Charlotte Williams said.

Williams is being held at the Denver Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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