Terrance Lamar Williams Jr., 21, of Anniston, was charged with first-degree theft, a felony, according to a police report.
Anniston police Capt. Allen George said Williams stole a 2003 Ford F150 truck on April 27 from the first block of McArthur Drive. George said the owner of the truck left the keys in the ignition and was sitting outside listening to music. Williams reportedly walked up to the truck, got inside and drove off, George said.
The victim briefly chased the vehicle on foot, George said, and Williams eventually crashed the truck into a tree and a parked car on the 2700 block of Noble Street. Williams was still in the truck when police arrived, George said, but he was not injured in the accident.
The truck had to be towed because of “major disabling damage,” George said. The parked vehicle sustained minor damage, according to the captain.
George said officers discovered Williams had a warrant for his arrest for a second-degree assault charge that occurred on April 5. Williams was arrested at the scene and George said a warrant for the theft charge wasn’t issued until May 20.
Williams was in the Anniston City Jail on Tuesday morning, the captain said. Bond is set at $10,000. A court appearance is scheduled for July 8.
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