One person faces charges in connection with an alleged theft from a downtown Toccoa restaurant.
Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said police responded to a Currahee Street restaurant on Monday in regards to a reported theft.
“When officers arrived, they were told that a gentlemen had taken a wallet from the owner of the restaurant, which contained $500 in cash,” said Jarrell. “The perpetrator was known to the victim.”
Jarrell said police began a search immediately and located the suspect, identified by authorities as 44-year-old Marvin Lloyd Williams of Toccoa.
According to Jarrell, officers soon found Williams.
“While attempting to speak with Mr. Williams concerning the incident, he fled on foot,” said Jarrell. “A brief foot chase occurred. Mr. Williams was caught and brought back to the police department.”
Jarrell said police have charged Williams with one count of Theft by Taking and one count of Misdemeanor Obstruction.
The chief went on to say that the stolen wallet, including the money and all of its other contents, were found and returned to the victim.