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      Valdosta woman carjacked and taken to Florida

      The Valdosta Police Department was notified about an armed robbery and kidnapping that occurred in the 1700 block of North Patterson Street early Monday morning.

      The Hamilton County Sheriff TMs Office in Jasper, Florida had made contact with Charen Waller who indicated that she was getting into her vehicle when a black male, later identified as Calvin Williams approached Waller with a handgun and demanded she drive him to Florida. He forced her into the vehicle and made her drive him to Jasper, Florida where he put Waller out of her vehicle and stole the vehicle.

      Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputies made contact with Waller, and the Valdosta Police Department was quickly notified. A detective from the Valdosta Police Department Person TMs Crime Unit was sent to Hamilton County to interview Waller and begin the investigation. While he was interviewing the victim, her vehicle was located by Jacksonville deputies who initiated a traffic stop.

      Deputies detained Williams and recovered valuable evidence. Williams is currently being held by Jacksonville on their charges. Arrest warrants have already been signed in Valdosta for Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. Further charges will be pending. There were no reported injuries to the victim.

      A quick response by the Hamilton County and Jacksonville, Florida law enforcement agencies resulted in an armed a dangerous person being apprehended. We appreciate all the assistance that we received from them.

      Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.

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