MARTIN, Tenn. — A former University of Tennessee at Martin student was arrested Tuesday night near the Boling University Center before a planned assault could be carried out against a former girlfriend and her male friend.
Maxwell T. Williams, 20, of Yorkville, Tenn., was arrested around 7 p.m. after the university’s Department of Public Safety was notified by the female, a current UT Martin student, that threats were made by Williams to her and a male friend, also a current UT Martin student. Williams was stopped in a university parking lot and items observed in the vehicle that indicated a viable threat.
The vehicle and immediate area were secured, and Williams was arrested. University officials decided not to issue a timely warning alert as the situation was quickly controlled and no continuous imminent danger was posed to the campus or community.
The investigation continues. WPSD's Julie Collins will have more on Local 6 at 6.