Mother, son face simple battery charges

By Jason A. Smith


A McDonough woman and her son face charges, after the pair allegedly got into an altercation with students on school grounds.

Denise Brenda Williams, 47, of McDonough, is charged with possession of a weapon in a school zone and simple battery. Her son, who is a juvenile, has been charged with the same offenses, according to Henry County Sheriff's Maj. David Foster.

Williams appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court Monday, represented by the Public Defender's Office. Judge Wesley Shannon bound the charges against her over to Henry County Superior Court.

The incident reportedly occurred April 19 at Henry County High School in McDonough. Williams and her son, Foster said, were allegedly involved in a confrontation with students at the school.

"As they were leaving in the parking lot, she encountered some ... kids that were walking in the parking lot," Foster said. "Apparently, they didn't move out of her way like she wanted them to. She had a verbal altercation with them."

Foster added that Williams reportedly then got out of her vehicle, and produced a baseball bat.

"Her son also exited the car and apparently ended up having an altercation with one of the kids," Foster continued.

He said no one was struck with the bat.

Authorities were notified, and warrants were issued in the case Friday.

Williams reportedly turned herself in to the Henry County Jail Saturday. She was released the same day, on $2,000 bond, according to jail records.

No additional information was available, Monday, regarding the juvenile charged in the case.