Allentown police say armed man threatened ex
A man armed with a gun threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend on Saturday in east Allentown, but she was able to get away and run to police officers for help, according to court records.
William D. Huggins, 28, of Allentown, demanded to know who his ex-girlfriend was in a relationship with and threatened that he was “going to put a bullet in your head and whoever you’re with,” court records say. The victim said the gun was hers but Huggins had taken it from her, police said.
Huggins, of the 500 block of Turner Street, was charged with terroristic threats, simple assault, false identification and driving on a suspended license. He was arraigned by District Judge Daniel Trexler and was sent to Lehigh County Jail under $75,000 bail. According to a criminal complaint: A witness called police at 7:40 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of East Linden Street to report a man striking a woman. When officers arrived, a woman ran up to them and said Huggins had threatened to kill her, and he was also wanted by police.
The woman told police she was walking to her car when Huggins drove up next to her and ordered her into his car at gunpoint. After Huggins made threats, she said she saw police officers walking in the parking lot. Huggins gave her back the gun and told her not to leave, but she ran out toward the officers.
Huggins drove away, but police stopped him in the 300 block of Church Street. He gave them a fake name, but police confirmed his real name.
A criminal history check revealed that Huggins was wanted by the attorney general’s office in a 2017 prescription drug case. He was arraigned on more than 100 counts of conspiracy and forgery in that case and bail was set at $500,000.