Convict Pleads Not Guilty to Violent Hotel Room Robbery
A man has entered a not guilty plea in response to charges that he pistol-whipped and robbed a woman at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Quavaus Williams, 37, is accused of carrying out the violent holdup on August 19th of this year. A Clark County grand jury has indicted Williams on charges of residential burglary while in possession of a firearm, robbery with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm within an occupied structure, and another firearm count. His trial is set to begin in April, and he is currently being held without bail.
The victim, who remains unnamed, was staying at the hotel for a bachelorette party. According to reports from Las Vegas TV station KLAS, Williams entered the hotel room after a woman left the door slightly ajar while she went into the hallway to make a phone call. The victim was startled awake by Williams going through her suitcase. She confronted him and was then threatened at gunpoint, her phone and wallet were demanded, and she was subsequently struck in the face with the gun, resulting in multiple fractures.
After fleeing the scene, Williams was identified by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). Officers searched his apartment and discovered items belonging to the victim, leading to Williams’ arrest on August 30th.
It has also been revealed that Williams was serving a prison sentence for an unrelated weapons charge at the time of his arrest. He has previous convictions for theft and gun-related offenses.
The trial for Williams’ recent charges is set to take place next April, but he presently remains in custody. The victim of the violent robbery is still recovering from her injuries.