Let’s be in prayer for our brother Ted,JANUARY 26–Now that Ted Williams has reportedly made an early exit from a Texas drug treatment facility, Ohio police may find it easier to subpoena the golden-throated overnight sensation to testify in a drug case filed against his girlfriend.
In May, Williams, 53, and Kathleen Chambers, 49, were traveling in a car driven by a second man when the vehicle was pulled over by a cop who spotted Chambers throwing a lit cigarette from the passenger window.
During the traffic stop, a Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputy “noticed that inside the car was the smell of burnt crack cocaine,” according to a police report. Deputy Tim Winebrenner, who noted that Chambers was “making a lot of movements that suggested she was shoving something in between the seats,” recovered a crack pipe between the passenger seat and the car’s center console. “The silver tube was still warm to the touch,” the investigator added.
When Winebrenner also found a silver pill box containing several rocks of crack cocaine, Chambers was arrested. After being placed in a patrol car, Chambers “kept telling me that she had never seen those items before,” reported Winebrenner. While claiming ownership of the pill container, Chambers claimed “the stuff inside was not.” She contended that “someone had gone through her purse…and must have put that stuff in there.”
During the stop, Williams was frisked to make sure he was not carrying a weapon, and was told to stand at the front of Winebrenner’s cruiser. Williams and the driver, Tex Kennedy, were released following the arrest of Chambers, who is pictured in the above mug shot.
Earlier this month, prosecutors issued subpoenas for Williams and Kennedy to testify in Madison County’s Court of Common Pleas, where Chambers is facing a felony drug possession charge and a misdemeanor count for possession of drug paraphernalia. Since Chambers has denied ownership of the crack pipe and the cocaine, the men would likely be questioned by prosecutors as to whether the items belonged to them.
A subpoena for Williams was first issued two months ago, but it was not successfully served because he no longer lived at the Columbus address he gave cops at the time of Chambers’s arrest. The subpoena for Williams was reissued earlier this month, and, if successfully served, will summon him to appear at a February 11 pre-trial hearing.
Like Williams, Chambers has a lengthy rap sheet, which includes busts for prostitution, drug possession, theft, possession of stolen property, and forgery. Click here for an array of mug shots from those collars. She has reportedly been treated to drug treatment by Dr. Phil McGraw, the television host who also gifted Williams with a 90-day stay at the Origins Recovery Center in South Padre Island. Williams left the facility after two weeks, the Columbus Dispatch reported yesterday. (5 pages)