BPS investigates weekend hit and runs, recovers vehicle

Published 11:51 am Monday, March 20, 2017




Antonio Williams turned himself in on Monday night in reference to two hit and run incidents over the weekend.

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The incidents happened on Saturday night between 10:39 p.m. and 10:47 p.m.

The first victim sustained no major injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. The second victim was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with a broken neck.

Officer Raymond Day responded to the first incident on the 500 block of Bruton Street. Upon arrival, Day saw a male lying in the grass on the east edge of the road, according to the incident report.

The victim was riding his bike northbound on Bruton Street when a vehicle struck him, per the report. Day noticed broken glass and a mirror on the ground that appeared to come from the vehicle.

Shortly after the first hit and run, Day responded to another incident on the 1800 block of Potter Street.

Upon arrival, Day spotted two black Nike sandals lying in the road along with a pair of gold glasses. The second victim was found about 25 feet away from the slippers and glasses in a ditch off the side of the road, according to the report. The victim had visible injuries.

A witness stated that he saw a white Ford Taurus drive into the ditch, hit the victim, go airborne and then speed off. The witness stated that a single black male was driving the car, the report said.

Officer Day recovered pieces of the vehicle from the scene and noticed Ford Motor Company on the inside of a recovered piece of bumper.

The vehicle was identified by an anonymous caller Sunday at approximately 12:54 p.m. and was located on the 1100 block of East Water Street. The vehicle had marks corresponding to the pieces of debris recovered at the scene, as well as a “blood splatter” on the top of the vehicle near the windshield, the report said.

The car belonged to Tiffeny Cooper, who stated that her boyfriend, Antonio Williams, had been driving the car according to the incident report. BPS was unsuccessful in contacting Williams and Cooper was placed under arrest for an outstanding warrant.

Call 911 or BPS at (229) 248-2038 if you know of Williams’ whereabouts.