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ARREST MADE | KCSO Investigates Child Neglect Case in Gaines Township

August 29th, 2022 1:33 pm

UPDATE (9/1/2022 11:00 AM):  Earlier this morning Indiana State Police apprehended William Williams.  He is lodged at the Grant County Jail in Indiana awaiting extradition back to Kent County.  The 13-year-old remains in stable condition at the hospital.


GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich:  Over the weekend the KCSO responded to a local hospital in regard to a 13-year-old female with severe malnourishment and physical injuries.  KCSO investigators worked alongside Child Protective Services and determined these injuries occurred at a residence in the 100 Block of Fontana St SE.  Two adults are facing charges of Child Abuse 1st Degree.  50-year-old guardian Wilma Edwards was arrested the same day while her 49-year-old boyfriend, William Williams, fled and remains at large.  The 13-year-old remains in serious but stable condition at the hospital.  KCSO is looking into the whereabouts of William Williams.

If you have information that could help to move the investigation forward, please call the KCSO at 616-632-6125, or call Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 to report information safely and anonymously.


Contact: Sgt. Eric Brunner | 616.632.6106
Incident: 22-140784




2012 KCSO Booking Photo of William Williams below