Colorado Business Owner Facing Charges in Watertown

(Watertown) Charges have been filed in Dodge County court against a Colorado business owner stemming from an incident in Watertown from 2021. William Mills is facing felony Burglary and Aggravated Battery, along with misdemeanor Battery, Criminal Trespass and Disorderly Conduct; all with Use of a Dangerous Weapon enhancers. Watertown police were dispatched in October following reports of an individual who had forced himself into the residence and assaulted a male occupant. According to the criminal complaint, the 36 year-old Mills entered a bedroom and attacked the victim in his bed, at one point brandishing a firearm. The victim struggled with Mills while a female occupant of the apartment called 911. Before authorities arrived on scene, Mills had fled the scene after being stabbed twice in the shoulder. Authorities recovered a pistol magazine at the scene believed to belong to Mills. With the help of the victims, officers received a description of the suspect vehicle and, via social media, were able to identify Mills as the assailant. If convicted, Mills faces up to nearly 32 years in prison. An initial hearing is scheduled for next month.