Woman beaten at family business talks about terrifying attack

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BARBERTON, Ohio (WJW) – Timothy Williams, a convicted sex offender who was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted rape this week, refused his initial court appearance in front of a judge Wednesday.

Tim Williams, Courtesy: Barberton Police Department

Barberton police arrested Williams Tuesday at a business on 2nd St. NW.

According to police, a 911 went out just before 1 p.m. at Caine’s Flowers.

A press release states that officers arrived on scene within a minute of the call.

As officers arrived, they say the suspect was running out the back door.

The suspect was spotted entering another business nearby where officers arrested him.

Barberton Police Acting Lt. Robert Lynn says Tuesday’s incident was one of the “most brutal random attacks” he has handled in his 20 years here. 

He said the victim’s hands and mouth were bound with tape and she was punched several times in her face.

The victim, Bunde Roebuck, spoke to FOX 8 I-Team’s Peggy Gallek about the terrifying attack. She and her family say they wanted to speak to the FOX 8 I-Team to let everyone know what happened and to explain why they are hoping the suspect will be given a high bond. “There is no doubt if my driver didn’t come back when she did and it was by the grace of God because she wasn’t expected back, I may not be here now or I would be beaten so badly, I can’t imagine,” she said.

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“She was beaten for no reason,” Lynn told the FOX 8 I-Team.  “He said he wanted money, her car, she told him he could take what he wanted but he continued to assault her.”

Williams also told Roebuck he was going to kill her.

According to police, Timothy Williams, 30, has a violent history and is a Tier 3 convicted sex offender.

His previous conviction is from 2011, according to the state sex offender registry.

The registry lists him with an Akron residence.

Williams is in the Barberton City Jail on charges of kidnapping, attempted rape, and aggravated robbery.

His court appearance was scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Our FOX 8 crews were in the courtroom when Williams refused to make his appearance.

The judge moved on quickly, saying Williams would be due in court at the same time Thursday.

Roebuck was taken to the hospital for treatment. She said Williams stole a diamond ring that police were not able to find. She is hoping someone will find it and return it to her.

It was a family keepsake and she would like it back.  

“We are hoping we can find it for her,” Lynn said. 

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