Sexual battery suspect charged with strangling girlfriend

Posted by Tricia Dunn

RIVIERA BEACH, FL (WFLX) - He was on the run, considered armed and dangerous, not anymore.

Update, THU 9 AM: Thursday a man accused of sexual battery faces a judge. Riviera Beach police say 40-year-old Eric Williams beat his girlfriend, tried to strangle her and then cut off half her hair with a knife at his Riviera Beach home.

Police tell us he turned himself in Williams faces charges of armed domestic battery, armed battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and armed sexual battery.

Williams served time in prison four times since 1990 after being convicted of charges including armed robbery and cocaine possession.

Previously: Riviera Beach police searching for a sexual battery suspect considered armed and dangerous.

Police say 40-year-old Eric Williams is wanted for armed domestic battery and armed sexual battery on a woman this morning at 1000 East Blue Heron Boulevard.

Williams is 6'4", 260 pounds, gold teeth and multiple tattoos. He has family members in Lake Park and Riviera Beach.

If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.