Attacking Pregnant Woman Lands Williamsburg Man in Jail

By Carlos Padilla


A Williamsburg man, identified as 31-year-old William Cody Kenyon, is facing two misdemeanor charges after he reportedly attacked two women – one of them being six months pregnant.

In a criminal complaint filed in Sierra County Magistrate Court, Truth or Consequences Police Officer Michael Leonard documents the allegations made by the reporting party on Tuesday evening, Sept. 16.

Officer Leonard responded to a residence in Truth or Consequences at approximately 6 p.m., and spoke to a woman and her daughter. The woman told Officer Leonard that she and her daughter were traveling eastbound on Austin Street, when they were flagged down by Mr. Kenyon, who was traveling in the opposite direction, with an unidentified male and female in his vehicle.

As Mr. Kenyon approached their vehicle, the woman stated that she and her daughter exited their vehicle. One of the women told Officer Leonard that Kenyon appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.

Mr. Kenyon reportedly told the younger woman, who is six months pregnant, that the child is not his – and then attempted to hit the woman in the stomach. Kenyon missed the woman with his first attempt, and the mother stepped in front of her daughter to protect her as Kenyon tried to strike the pregnant woman again. Instead, he struck the woman’s mother on the inside of her upper left arm.

Kenyon is presently incarcerated in the Sierra County Detention Center, where he is being held on a $10,000 cash bond. Kenyon has been charged with misdemeanor battery against a household member, and a petty misdemeanor count of assault against a household member.


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