Man accused of threatening, robbing 85-year-old in wheelchair during home invasion arrested

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UPDATED: 05/15/2021 01:17 PM

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office says Dmonte Williams, 27, was arrested on Thursday, May 13 in Milwaukee.

Williams was wanted by Washington County authorities since December for his alleged involvement in a home invasion robbery in the village of Richfield in October.

Cheryl Bodoh, 52, pled guilty and was sentenced in March for her involvement. 

Officials say the victim, an 85-year-old woman was home alone on the morning of Oct. 23. Two masked individuals, believed to be Bodoh and Williams, entered the home. Police say it is alleged that Williams began pushing the victim in her wheelchair towards the basement stairs, but was stopped by Bodoh out of fear he was going to push her down.

Officials say Bodoh stole a bag of jewelry from the victim's bedroom while Williams allegedly took the victims cell phone. The two fled the area an the victim was not physically injured.

Washington County sheriff's investigators recovered some of the stolen jewelry after executing a search warrant at Williams' residence in Milwaukee several days after the incident, officials say.

Williams has been charged in Washington County Circuit Court with one count of felony burglary, with a person present, with an additional enhancer for elder abuse.

Police say he remains in custody at the Washington County Jail.

PUBLISHED: 12/02/2020 07:16 PM

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) - Two people are charged for allegedly threatening and robbing an 85-year-old woman during a home invasion in the Village of Richfield.

Fifty-one-year-old Cheryl Ann Bodoh and 26-year-old Dmonte Williams were charged Monday, Nov. 30.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the two entered the woman’s home on Oct.23.

They say Williams threatened to push the wheelchair-bound woman down the stairs.

“It never ceases to amaze me how deplorable human conduct can be in the name of greed,” said Sheriff Martin Schulteis.

The pair then stole the woman’s jewelry and cellphone and took off.

“This elderly lady was in this house for about two hours, terrified, alone, at the top of the stairs fearing that she was going to fall down the flight of stairs,” said Sheriff Schulteis.  

Authorities were able to quickly locate Bodoh, who knew the victim and her family.

She allegedly told police that Williams, her allegedly drug dealer, was the other person involved.  But authorities would have to wait to make an arrest.

“During the course of the investigation we learned that it was highly probable that he was headed out to the extreme west coast to pick up a fairly substantial amount of illegal drugs."

Williams was eventually arrested Oct. 31 in La Crosse County.  “As it turns out, he was in a rental van with his girlfriend and four children who were sitting on top of 13 pounds of marijuana,” the sheriff said.

At the same time, the sheriff’s office and Milwaukee police served a search warrant on a home in Milwaukee and found the car allegedly used in the home invasion along with guns, money and jewelry stolen in the robbery.

“They thought that they had an easy, vulnerable target, and we’re happy that through our law enforcement partners we were able to bring justice to the family,” said Sheriff Schulteis.

Bodoh is still in custody.  Williams was bonded out of jail after his arrest in La Crosse County.  The sheriff says they expect to have him in custody again soon.

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