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Two men arrested in connection to carjacking at Tallahassee restaurant

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Posted at 4:20 AM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 04:25:22-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Two Tallahassee men were arrested after police say they carjacked a victim in the parking lot of a local Popeyes restaurant.

Tallahassee police responded to the Popeyes on West Tennessee Street in regards to a carjacking that occurred on Saturday around 11:53 p.m.

The victim told officers that they were approached by two armed suspects while in the parking lot.

In fear, police say the victim got out of the car before the suspects fled the area with the victim's car.

After speaking with the victim, officers left the scene and found the vehicle traveling in the Bond neighborhood.

Officers say they attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle began to flee.

While officers were chasing the vehicle, the passenger got out the car and ran into the woods nearby. He was later identified as 33-year-old Samuel Griffin.

With the assistance of the Leon County Sheriff's Office’s helicopter, Griffin was found and placed into custody.

Meanwhile, police say the vehicle continued to flee and was tactically stopped in the parking lot of the Leon County Fairgrounds, were the driver Jason Williams, 44, was taken into custody.

During the investigation, officers also discovered that Williams had an active warrant for battery. Both Williams and Griffin were transported to the Leon County Detention Facility.

They are both being charged with robbery carjacking with a firearm or weapon and resisting an officer.