On 2/25/15 at 0130 hrs BCSO patrol deputies were dispatched to a commercial burglar alarm at Automation Systems in the 300 block of Bill Futch Rd, Ellabell Ga. Deputy 1st Class Devon Deloach and Deputy Mac Edwards responded to the location and after turning onto Bill Futch Rd observed a blue Chevrolet Suburban pulling a trailer leaving the area. Deputy Edwards followed the vehicle as DFC Deloach checked the business and observed signs of forced entry. The two then attempted to stop the vehicle, at which point the driver of the Suburban failed to stop. A pursuit ensued until the Suburban crashed at the intersection of SR 119 and SR 46. The driver fled on foot and could not be located despite the assistance of a K-9. The stolen trailer was recovered and returned to its rightful owner.
Inv Jason Long began his investigation of the case and developed Franklin Williams Jr (26 yoa, Beaufort SC) as a suspect. Warrants have issued for Williams for Theft by Taking-Felony and various traffic charges. Anyone with information on Williams’s location should contact Inv Long at 912-764-1747 or submit an anonymous tip to email@example.com