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Merrick County Hunting for Man Who Sped Away from Traffic Stop


(Central City, NE) - A little humor can go a long way. Especially if it's intended to draw attention to a social media post to try and catch a wanted criminal. Tuesday afternoon the Merrick County Sherriff's Office made a Facebook post that regarded the information wanted on the whereabouts of Zachary Williams. Williams sped away from officers who performed a traffic stop on a 2013 Toyota RAV 4 (8-B5067) that Williams does not own but was operating with a revoked/suspended driver's license. After Williams drove away speeds reached 70mph to 120mph. The Merrick County Sherriff's Deputy made the decision to not pursue Williams as it could place the safety of others in danger. Williams also is wanted for arrest in Hall County with an active warrant. The Facebook post would have a humorous side to it, "the Merrick County Sheriff's Office is looking for you" and "We have a vacancy for you in our jail!!" Below is the entire post from the Merrick County Sherriff's Office. 

(Tuesday, July 26th) - ZACHARY L. WILLIAMS - the Merrick County Sheriff's Office is looking for you. You made the decision to rapidly drive away after a Merrick County Sheriff's Deputy performed a traffic stop on the Silver 2013' Toyota RAV 4 you were operating. You then traveled between 70 to 120 mph in residential and rural areas. The Deputy made the decision to not pursue you as it could place the safety of our citizens in danger. Due to the terrible choices you made, we would like for you to contact us to discuss your options. We know you have those Hall County Warrants for your arrest, you have a revoked/suspended driver's license, and you are operating a 2013' silver Toyota RAV 4 with Nebraska License Plates 8B5067 that you don't own. We have a vacancy for you in our jail!! Please call 308-946-2345 if you want to turn yourself in, or if anyone has information as to the whereabouts of Mr. Williams.



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