Chase, crash in north Columbus ends in one arrest


Edwin David Williams

Edwin David Williams



Dispatch Staff Report



A Columbus man was arrested Tuesday for leading officers on a chase through north Columbus before crashing his vehicle. 


Edwin David Williams, 29, of 300 S. Lehmberg Road, has been charged with fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle, according to a Lowndes County Sheriff's Office press release. 


Deputies attempted to stop Williams, who was driving a 2006 Nissan Murano, near the intersection of 23rd Street North and 17th Avenue at 11:30 a.m., the release said. Instead of pulling over, Williams drove the vehicle from the intersection and through north Columbus, only stopping a few minutes later when he lost control of the Nissan and the vehicle overturned near 15th Street North and 11th Avenue.  


Williams and one passenger were not seriously injured. The passenger is not facing charges. 


LCSO Chief Deputy Greg Wright said he didn't know the speeds the vehicles reached during the chase, but that the chase was over in "a matter of minutes." 


Williams is currently in custody at Lowndes County Adult Detention Center. His bond has not been set.




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