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Man charged with ambulance theft expected in court

Melvin Williams (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center) Melvin Williams (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center)
Williams taken into custody after chase. Williams taken into custody after chase.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A man accused of stealing an ambulance Friday night in Savannah and leading police on a chase is expected in court on Monday.

Melvin Williams, 27, is charged with trying to take a deputy's gun, stealing an ambulance and leading officers on a low-speed chase across Chatham County.

It happened as Williams was being treated St. Joseph's Hospital, waiting to be transported to Georgia Regional.

Police said that Williams stepped out to smoke a cigarette. Williams took the ambulance through Savannah, Garden City and Port Wentworth before he was stopped, according to police.

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