Special to SEGAZINE
At about 8:15 a.m., deputies with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office spotted a possible stolen 2001 Dodge van from Folkston near the Pine Terrace Apartments in Callahan. The deputies noticed the van had a Florida tag that was reported stolen from Hilliard earlier in the morning.
According to a NCSO press release, the deputies performed a traffic stop, but the driver fled south on U.S. 1 into Duval County.
After being pursued for about five miles, the driver stopped and surrendered at the American Auctions facility on U.S. 1 in Jacksonville.
The deputies identified the driver as Randall Rockwell Woodard, who was wanted for the attempted bank robbery of the Southeastern Bank located at 15885 County Road 108 in Hilliard, Florida on Nov. 13.
Woodard allegedly said he was intending to rob a Wells Fargo Bank in Callahan, Florida before being stopped by the deputies. He also allegedly admitted to robbing the Southeastern Bank in Hilliard, along with three other banks.
Woodard is charged with outstanding robbery warrant, fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer and several traffic infractions. He also faces pending charges of burglary to auto and theft for the offenses in Hilliard and grand theft auto from Georgia authorities.