Williams man jailed on suspicion of attempted murder
A Williams man is being held without bail on Thursday after he was arrested on Nov. 16 in Arbuckle by a Colusa County sheriff's deputy.
Francisco "Paco" Javier Camberos, 29, was booked into the Colusa County Jail on suspicion of attempted homicide, inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, child endangerment, false imprisonment and tampering with a wireless phone device.
The incidents leading up to the arrest occurred on Nov. 15 when Williams Police Department received a domestic violence call at 10:17 p.m. No. 15 in the 600 block of Drake Drive in Williams.
Williams police officers met with the victim at Vann and E streets. The victim suffered injuries to her head, face and upper body. She and one of her children were transported to Colusa Regional Medical Center by ambulance, where they were treated and later released.
The victim told police that Camberos had started a fight with her, during which he repeatedly punched and choked her. She told officers that she was in fear for her life, and thought that she was going to be killed.
During the altercation, the victim's children fled the house and summoned help from a neighbor.
According to Williams Sgt. Ed Anderson, that neighbor ran over and yelled at attacker, causing him to momentarily stop his assault on the victim. The victim escaped with her children.
Officers arrived at the Drake Drive residence, but were unable to find Camberos. Officers believe that he ran away.
Witnesses reported that they saw a man holding the victim down, restraining her and punching her repeatedly in the face and head.
Williams police began to search for Camberos, aided by officers from the California Highway Patrol and the Colusa County Sheriff's Department.
Camberos was apprehended at 1:43 a.m. Nov. 16 in Arbuckle, after he was found by a deputy.
CONTACT reporter Brian Pearson at 713-9519.