Man arrested for loitering fingered in 2 Speedway robberies, deputies say

Booking photo of John Garrison Williams
Booking photo of John Garrison Williams

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A 27-year old St. Johns County man has been charged with two counts of robbery with a weapon in connection with two robberies of a Roberts Road convenience store, the sheriff's office said.

John Garrison Williams was arrested last Wednesday on a separate charge of loitering and prowling, St. Johns County deputies said.

Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person who had been seen walking around a Walmart several times through the evening. Deputies found the man allegedly attempting to conceal himself in the rear of the store at 2:30 a.m.

Major Crimes Detectives had identified Williams as a possible suspect in both robberies at the Speedway, and they obtained a search warrant for his home and found evidence that linked him to the two robberies, adding to his charges.

Detectives also found a controlled substance and suspected drug paraphernalia in Williams' room, and he's facing charges for those, as well, deputies said.

Williams was booked into the County Jail where he remains in lieu of bonds totaling $206,100.