Press Release: Wakulla County Sheriff's Office
Two Crawfordville men were arrested for fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement officers Wednesday, May 15 after Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office deputies spotted the men with a stolen motorbike in the back of their vehicle in the Crawfordville area, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel.
Lorenzo Larell Randolph, 22, and Reuben Jerome Randolph, 20, both of Crawfordville, were arrested in the Wakulla Gardens area of Crawfordville at 4:17 p.m.
A concerned citizen reported observing two suspicious men removing a motorbike from a home in the Lake Ellen area in Medart. Deputy Stephen Simmons issued a BOLO for a black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and the two suspects.
While patrolling in the Wakulla Gardens area, Deputy Richard Moon observed the suspect vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop. The truck accelerated away from Deputy Moon who continued in pursuit until the truck crashed into a fence on H.T. Adams Avenue.
The two men fled the vehicle on foot and Reuben Randolph was apprehended a short distance from the crash scene by members of the WCSO Narcotics Unit who had also responded. A Wakulla Gardens resident observed Lorenzo Randolph hiding in a wooded area and contacted the WCSO. Detective Derek Lawhon located Lorenzo Randolph hiding in a wood line.
The Florida Highway Patrol was contacted to investigate the vehicle crash. The truck was registered to a resident of Lawtey, Florida. During follow-up interviews, Reuben Randolph admitted to being the driver of the vehicle and not possessing a valid driver license.
Both men were transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Additional charges are pending. Detective Cole Wells also investigated.