BECKLEY - A man accused of attacking a Beckley doctor outside of his office building July 3 will not receive a lower bond following a hearing Friday.
Alvin Ray Williams, 31, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Raleigh County and will remain in jail on $100,000 bond.
Prosecutors said Williams performed an "unprovoked homicidal attack" and nearly beat the physician to death outside Access Health on Carriage Drive. The doctor sustained facial fractures from the punching and is alive thanks to the intervention of his employees, according to officials.
“The defendant in fact by his conduct demonstrated in this case -- the evidence will be – he was an extremely violent individual who in fact states his intent to kill the victim as he kicked and beat him,” Prosecutor Kristen Keller said.
Williams' defense attorney told the court that his client was provoked by a statement made by his fiancé, Kimberly Dawn Adkins, whose allegations about the doctor were proven to be false.
The 31-year-old is also facing jail time in connection to the attack. Adkins was arrested early Friday morning by the Beckley Police Department for conspiracy, accessory before the fact to malicious assault and providing false information to authorities, according to records.
Police said the last charge comes after she made false allegations against the doctor, who Williams then allegedly went to attack.
“Whatever you do, if you're a police officer, if you work in the school system, any type of medical facility or even if you just work in the department store, anybody can be a potential victim,” Beckley Police Det. Frank Priddy said. “Somebody can make up something and tell a blatant lie.”
Adkins is also being held on $100,000 dollars. Her preliminary hearing is set for July 18 in front of Magistrate Charles Humphrey.