On June 9, 2018, Officers arrested 19 year old Byren Tyrek Williams, of Gulfport charging him with one count of Sexual Battery. The warrants were obtained from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray who set bond at $50,000. Williams was also charged with one count of Lustful Touching with bond set at $20,000 from Harrison County Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray.
On June 8, 2018, Officers of the Gulfport Police Department were dispatched to the 4500 block of Engram Drive. Officers made contact with a female juvenile (identification withheld) who stated on June 6, 2018 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Williams forced a sex act upon her. Williams was known to the juvenile. While a Detective was investigating the initial complaint, a second juvenile victim (identification withheld) was located who stated that Williams had inappropriately touched her on June 1. Williams was also known to the second victim. Williams was located and arrested without incident in the 4500 block of Engram Drive.
Williams was processed and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.