WHPD Press Release
Winter Haven, Florida – A warrant has been obtained for the arrest of 47 year-old Willie Bill Coleman of Winter Haven for Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon, Tampering With a Witness and Domestic Violence by Strangulation, all charged third degree felonies.
Winter Haven detectives were called to the Winter Haven Hospital Emergency Room where the victim was being treated for multiple scratches, contusions and bite marks. The victim and Coleman got into a verbal argument that quickly turned physical. When the victim attempted to leave, Coleman began screaming and grabbed the victim by the throat cutting off the airflow.
Ultimately, Colemen let go of the victim and he went into the restroom. As the victim attempted to gather car keys to leave, Coleman once again got physically aggressive pushing the victim down to the floor, punching and biting the victim. Coleman ultimately grabbed the cell phone from the victim and he told the victim that he would call police and they would either both go to jail or he would kill the victim.
The victim was eventually able to walk out of the room, grabbing the keys and leaving the property and headed straight for the Police Department. Officers immediately sought medical help for the victim.
Coleman has an extensive criminal history to include:
DV Battery w/ prior conviction – 01/03/18
DV Agg Battery – 07/08/17
Hit & Run – 02/14/16
DV Battery – 05/09/14
DV Battery by Strangulation – 10-29-13
Agg. Battery – 09/25/13
DV Battery, prior convictions – 08/24/13
DV Battery by Strangulation – 05/04/13
KDWLSR – 05/16/12 (Known Driving While License Suspended or Revoked)
KDWLSR – 01/29/12
Agg Assault w/ Deadly Weapon – 01/29/12
Felony Battery – 01/29/12
KDWLSR – 02/10/11
DV Battery – 05/19/09
KDWLSR – 04/08/08
False info to LEO – 01/02/03
DWLSR – 11/22/01
DWLSR – 09/23/01
DWLSR – 10/01/99
Possession of Cocaine – 09/20/93
DV Battery – 03/04/92
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Willie Bill Coleman is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. Those who wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a CASH reward should call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and could be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $3,000.