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Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:50 am

A 20-year-old female reported to the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station on May 26 that her ex-boyfriend, Joseph Gene Williams, 24, of Apple Valley, allegedly sent her threatening text and picture messages, according to a press release from that station.

The text messages were direct threats to kill her, harm her family and conduct a “massacre” at Lake Arrowhead Village where the female victim works. Williams included picture messages of an AR-style rifle and a revolver to show that he had the means to carry out his threats. Williams also claimed to have thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Twin Peaks deputies and the sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division responded to the threats. Deputies were strategically placed to ensure the public’s safety at Lake Arrowhead Village and to protect the victim.

Williams was arrested when he returned to his residence at the Pioneer Trailer Park in the 13900 block of Pioneer Road in Apple Valley. Deputies served a search warrant at Williams’ residence for the firearms. The press release stated that deputies seized an AR-style .22 caliber rifle, a .357 revolver and ammunition for each.

Deputies reportedly also discovered a honey oil lab inside the residence. A honey oil lab is set up to extract hash oil from marijuana. The method is dangerous and commonly results in explosions.

Williams was on felony probation in San Bernardino County for a previous domestic violence conviction. He has a current criminal protective order against him that prohibits him from possessing firearms.

William is being held in custody at the West Valley Detention Center ( WVDC) in Rancho Cucamonga. Bail has been set at $200,000. He is being charged with California Penal Code §29800(b), a convicted person in possession of a firearm; and with PC §422, making criminal threats to another with the intent to terrorize. His arraignment was Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Eric Dyberg or Detective Russel Goines of the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station at (909) 336-0600. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1 (800) 782-7463.

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