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Man who called police for help in finding his missing dog gets arrested

By Mason White 11:49 AM April 18, 2017
Jeremiah Everette Williams
Jeremiah Everette Williams
By: Emily Lewis

A man of Florida, who wanted police to help him find his missing dog, was arrested.

The Ocala man who called police to report that someone had stolen his dog, was arrested when the officer found that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

56-year-old Jeremiah Williams, who is 6 feet and 1 inch tall and weighs 270 pounds, told officers that a man drove by his home, grabbed his 7-year-old Chihuahua named Nautica, and drove off.

After officer Philip Hazel reviewed Williams’ information, he found that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear on a grand theft charge.

Williams was placed under arrest. The officer searched Williams and found synthetic marijuana in his left front pocket, police said.

Williams allegedly told the officer that the shorts he was wearing were not his.

Officer then searched the area for the suspect who took the dog, but they did not find him or the animal.

Williams was charged with drug possession. Bail was set at $2,000.