A former Akron Municipal Court judge was arrested at his home early Friday following a quarrel with his pregnant girlfriend, police said.
Orlando J. Williams, 55, and his girlfriend, Ashley Boykin, 26, were both charged by Akron police following the incident on Cromwell Drive in Akron.
Williams is charged with a misdemeanor offense of misconduct at an emergency. Boykin is charged with domestic violence menacing. Williams was freed on a $2,500 bond set in Akron Municipal Court, where he served as judge until 2009 when he lost an election bid. He was appointed a magistrate that same year and served until June, when he abruptly resigned. The resignation came about the time it was learned Williams may have had a personal relationship with Boykin while overseeing her eviction case. At the time, Williams denied any romantic relationship.
Late Thursday, police say he called 911 during an apparent argument with Boykin. He later tried to cancel the call and asked to be left alone, police said. Police are required to respond to domestic calls and forced their way inside.
Williams, they said, had facial and other injuries. He told police the argument was over Boykin’s pregnancy and his fathering of the child, police said.