Suspect Leads FHP on 10-Mile High-Speed Chase in Gadsden Co.

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

The suspect, Charlie Jernard Williams, 32, of Quincy Florida was driving his 2005 Ford Taurus when an Florida Highway Patrol trooper clocked Williams' vehicle going 74 MPH in a 45 MPH zone on High Bridge Road in Gadsden County, according to FHP.

When FHP trooper John Baas attempted to pull the vehicle over, Williams sped away in an attempt to flee. Williams fled west on High Bridge Road to County Road 65-B.

Trooper Sterling Safford stopped all traffic on State Road 267 to prevent a possible crash when Williams turned on to the road.

Trooper Baas performed the PIT maneuver on Williams' vehicle, causing the fleeing vehicle to speed off in another direction. The Taurus struck an embankment and Williams, along with passenger Reshard Allen Long, attempted to flee on foot.

Long was taken into custody at the vehicle, while Williams ran. Trooper Baas fired his taser at Williams, and Williams was then taken into custody. Williams was taken to the Gadsden County Jail, charged with felony fleeing and eluding.

The pursuit was approximately 10 miles and took about 9 minutes.


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  • by NAT Location: TALLAHASSEE on May 12, 2011 at 08:33 AM
    CARLA PLEASE STOP PRETENDING TO BE ME AND GO GET A LIFE.IM JUST HAPPY THAT HE'S ALIVE CAUSE IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE CARLA DELAYNE OR CARLA WILLIAMS YOU IS A WANTED FUGITIVE STOP WORRYING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE AND TURN YOUR SELF IN IT A SHAME THAT YOU TAKE UP SO MUCH OF YOUR TIME TO POST DUM COMMENTS YOU MUST DONT HAVE A LIFE GROW UP ILL BE GETING IN CONTACT WITH THE US MARSHAL TO LET THEM KNOW WHERE YOU IS LOCATED AT IN OHIO
  • by natalie Location: tallahassee on May 10, 2011 at 01:23 PM
    oohhh you look bad straight crackhead lol u need help ewwww u need to do time they tase u like every six months im getting the lights turned off just come stick ur finger in the socket
  • by natalie Location: tallahasse on May 10, 2011 at 01:18 PM
    how many times have they tased you how many times have you been on probation its about time you serve some time in jail just look at you ,you look bad as hell straight crackhead somebody get flat some real help smh straight junky
  • by Bagoporkrindious on May 10, 2011 at 07:56 AM
    Quit chasing the brotha and he stop running.
    • reply
      by trueamerican on May 10, 2011 at 08:40 AM in reply to Bagoporkrindious
      Don't be so stupid! If the brother didn't run he wouldn't have been chased. I am sure he is going to cry how the cops mistreat him as they all do who get caught and who are always guilty. Innocent people don't run.....People need to take responsible for their own actions..........
  • by Matt Dillion on May 10, 2011 at 03:08 AM
    It's an tribal matter, let the indian council take care of it.
  • by Rick Location: tallahassee on May 9, 2011 at 05:16 PM
    I patrol my hood come on out acting the fool. They will never find you. Gators don't leave scraps! This whole area has gone to hell!
    • reply
      by big shady on May 9, 2011 at 09:57 PM in reply to Rick
      sad to say it surely has. I love the comment about the gators LOL
  • by Ms. Washington Location: Gretna on May 9, 2011 at 01:55 PM
    This poor man was just trying to get home to watch Soul Train when he got rammed off the road by a State Trooper.
  • by GADSDEN COUNTY RESIDENT Location: SOUTHWOOD on May 9, 2011 at 12:13 PM
    I am glad the Florida Highway Patrol caught this fool. This could have been a bad situation if Officier Safford had not stopped the traffic near Wal-Mart...Thanks FHP
  • by C'Mon Man on May 9, 2011 at 12:04 PM
    Pants on da ground, pants on da ground, you be looking like a fool' with dem pants on da ground. BUHAHAHAHAH...Yous got caught playa!
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on May 9, 2011 at 11:44 AM
    Smooth move, Charlie. How does it feel to get plugged-in like a neon sign.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on May 9, 2011 at 12:41 PM in reply to Jim
      The story didn't say he was actually tasered, only that the officer fired his taser at Charlie. Either way, more thugs off the street.
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