ARCADIA, Fla.- An Arcadia man who called to report a vehicle running stop signs was himself arrested on charges of Armed Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Domestic Battery, Violation of Probation and Driving a Vehicle with No Insurance.
On Tuesday, shortly after 11:00 p.m., deputies were sent to the area of Conway Blvd. and Gibralter Dr. concerning a disturbance involving a gray van and a gray Mustang. The deputies located the gray van operating without headlight. When they stopped the vehicle, the occupants told them they were being chased by the gray Mustang. While the deputies were speaking the van’s occupants, the gray Mustang drove by. The driver looked at the deputies and then accelerated away at a high rate of speed.
The man and woman in the van told deputies that the man in the Mustang was 26-year-old William Lamar Spiller. They said they had been at the male victim’s house on Mullins Street when Spiller came by and demanded that the woman leave with him. The woman told deputies she refused and told the male victim they needed to leave. She said she fastened her seatbelt in the van because she was afraid that Spiller would try to forcibly remove her from the vehicle.
According to details given by both the man and the woman, Spiller did try to pull the woman from the vehicle, reaching into the van to release the seatbelt. The woman said she pushed him back, but Spiller pulled out a knife and lunged into the vehicle. She said she was in fear for her life and moved out of the way toward the driver’s seat. The man said that he tried to drive away, but Spiller began to chase them in his Mustang.
Spiller later arranged to meet with the deputies and denied the allegations. He said he had called because the van was running stop signs. Based upon the witnesses’ statements, Spiller was placed under arrest on the listed charges. While deputies were inventorying Spiller’s vehicle to have it towed, they located a folding knife inside the car.
Spiller was booked into the Charlotte County Jail where he is being without bond.