Man Arrested After Allegedly Punching Woman in Joliet Parking Lot

A 30-year-old Plainfield was arrested late last week after allegedly punching a woman in a bar parking lot. On Thursday, August 11th, Joliet Police were called to the Eden Bar and Grill located at 926 Gardner Street. Shortly after arriving, Police learned that a woman was involved in an argument with a male in the parking lot when a second man, Rodney Williams, is said to have walked up to the woman and began punching her until she fell from the ground. Williams fled the parking lot as officers arrived. Police also learned that Williams may have had a handgun. 

After a short search of the area, Williams was located in the 900 block of Gardner and placed into custody. Williams also had a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in Will County court. Following a K9 search of the area where Williams was arrested, Officers discovered a 9mm handgun.

Rodney Williams was charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by Felon, Battery (2 Counts), Obstructing a Peace Officer, and having an active Will County Warrant.