AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“He turned on the deputies and took a swing,” O’Neill said. “They pepper-sprayed him twice, but that had no effect.” Deputies shot Williams with a stun gun when he tried to walk into the nearby Mervyn’s department store, but he pulled out the small wires from the gun blast, punched a deputy in the face and continued into the store, where he scuffled again with deputies, O’Neill said. A second Taser gun shot did nothing as Williams continued to fight, injuring a second deputy, who suffered a cut to the elbow that required stitches. Results of drug tests performed once he was arrested were not yet available Tuesday. A court hearing was held Monday to determine if Williams is competent to stand trial with a ruling expected July 6. Meanwhile he is being held at the Men’s Central Jail. O’Neill said that Williams was on probation for a prior conviction of disturbing the peace in a May 2005 incident. VALENCIA – Former high school football star Justin Williams, a 2004 All-Southern Section running back at Canyon, was arrested last week and is being held on two felony assault charges, including an attack on a sheriff’s deputy. Williams, 20, was arrested May 28 shortly after he walked into the Valencia Acura showroom acting erratically, then continued the behavior after he was told to leave, authorities said. “He walked out into the middle of the street, dancing and waving his shirt, flagging cars as they went by,” sheriff’s Detective Pat O’Neill said Tuesday. Deputies tried to stop Williams and talk with him, but he became combative. “When I found out about it, I was shocked,” said family friend Ric Bailey, a Canyon High equipment manager when Williams was on the team. “I helped Justin and kind of baby-sat him during his senior year.” Williams’ mother refused to comment. Several of Williams’ former teammates were surprised to hear of his arrest. “It just bothers me more that something went wrong that led to all this,” former quarterback Nate Longshore said. “People make mistakes but that doesn’t really say much about the past or the future. What I feel most bad about is what must have led up to this.” “Hopefully it’s not true, but if it is … I don’t know,” former receiver Sean Coen said. As a senior, Williams rushed for 1,439 yards and scored 25 touchdowns. [email protected] (661)257-5218 [email protected] (661)257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!