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2015 chase suspect faces life behind bars

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U.S. Attorney Edward Tarver said Maurice Williams, a four-time convicted felon, could face life behind bars.

Williams was found guilty of drug and firearm offenses after a jury trial.

Nearly one year ago, the Florida man led police on a lengthy chase in a stolen SUV through Chatham County, ending in Effingham County.

In Williams’ possession was heroin, cocaine and guns. He was planning on selling those drugs. Williams could be in jail for the rest of his life because of his lengthy criminal history.

“The defendant, a four-time convicted drug felon who placed members of the motoring public and residents of a quiet neighborhood in great peril by his actions,” said Attorney Tarver in regards to the verdict. “This defendant is a persistent and unrepentant drug dealer who will now be held to account for his very serious crimes.”

Williams was charged and served time in 2001, 2003 and 2005 for selling cocaine.

His sentencing date has not yet been set.

The investigation was led by the DEA and assisted by a number of local agencies including: Pooler Police, Georgia State Patrol, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, GBI and the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team.

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