Man charged with 3 threatening incidents over 3-day period

MANSFIELD – William E. Perry, 50, of 619 E. Main St., Westfield, was charged by Westfield police with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and intimidation of witnesses or victims, beginning July 15 when he allegedly threatened a woman with a sword.

According to court documents, Perry went to the apartment of Roxanne Bryant at 115 Main St. looking for her roommate, Diana Button, and, after Bryant told him he wasn’t welcome, pulled a sword from its sheath and told her he was going to use it on her next time he came there.

Bryant called police and and Perry was arrested, released on $7,500 bail and waived a preliminary hearing.

But Perry allegedly wasn’t through. Westfield Police Chief Dale Niles was dispatched to the same apartmente on July 17 for a report that Perry again was threatening Bryant.

Nile said witnesses at the scene told him Perry threatened one of the witnesses for defending Bryant.

Perry surrendered and was arrested again, but when Niles attempted to serve court papers about revocation of his probation at a hearing July 19, Perry allegedly threatened to knock his teeth in, drive his nose into his head and shoot him 9 times.

Niles said Perry approached his car and started swearing and calling him vulgar names, while wearing a knife and carrying a large cane.

He also allegedly made similar threats in front of corrections officers at the Tioga County Prison.

Perry again waived a preliminary hearing and was committed in lieu of a total $40,000 bail July 22.