HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WDHN) — A Geneva man has been arrested on multiple charges including firearm and vehicle grand theft crimes after deputies say the driver was arrested following a chase.
On Saturday, April 16, deputies with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office tried to make a traffic stop on a man riding a four-wheeler for a traffic violation on Highway 2.
The driver refused to stop and a pursuit continued on Highway 2 to Highway 173, then to the intersection, where the driver lost control and crashed, according to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver was arrested and identified as Justin Williamson of Geneva. Police say Williamson admitted to having stolen the four-wheeler from a home in Holmes County just before the chase.
A driver’s license check revealed that Williamson had an active warrant out of Geneva County and did not have a valid driver’s license. Deputies searched Williamson’s belongings where they say they found a loaded handgun and a pipe with methamphetamine.
Williamson faces charges of convicted felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, grand theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement, reckless driving, knowingly driving without a valid driver’s license, as well as a warrant out of Geneva County.
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