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Police arrest man wanted in theft of Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia

The trailer was reported stolen April 9 from a Clay County hotel

William James Walker is wanted on an arrest warrant charging him with grand theft. (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – A man wanted in the theft of a trailer full of Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia was arrested Tuesday in Jacksonville.

William James Walker, 38, was arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on misdemeanor charges of trespassing and resisting police, according to Duval County jail logs. He’s being held while awaiting transfer to Clay County to face a grand theft charge.

“Suspect has been taken into custody by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Thank you for everyone’s assistance,” the Orange Park Police Department announced on its Facebook page Tuesday.

The police department issued a BOLO for Walker last week in connection with the theft of the trailer, which was reported stolen from a Clay County hotel April 9. The trailer was filled with Lynyrd Skynyrd items that were supposed to be auctioned off to raise money for charity.

It wasn’t immediately clear Tuesday whether authorities had recovered the trailer or its contents.