SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A man accused of driving a car that was stolen during an attempted drug deal Monday night and wrecking the car has been arrested.
Savannah-Chatham Metro Police arrested Brandon Lamar Williams, 18, of Savannah, after he crashed a black Honda sedan early Tuesday morning that had been reported stolen from a Richmond Hill man.
Williams is charged with theft by receiving stolen property, fleeing to elude police, reckless driving, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, speeding, driving with a suspended or revoked license, failure to maintain a lane, reckless conduct and a parole violation.
A 17-year-old girl with him was released after telling officers Williams had offered her a ride and she was unaware the car had been stolen, according to police.
Gregory Stephen Wojcian reported the car stolen at 6:31 p.m. Monday on Kollock Street just north of 37th Street after by two men he had allowed into the car, according to police.
Wojcian said one of the men pulled a pistol and demanded his money and cell phone before taking the car. Wojcian was trying to buy illegal drugs from the suspects before the robbery, according to police.
Central Precinct patrol officers recognized the stolen car from the initial report at about 1 a.m. Tuesday and tried to stop it, according to police. The Honda crashed at Bulloch Street and west Victory Drive.