This “freebird” may wind up in a cage after stealing about $12,000-worth of Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia in Florida.
William James Walker, 38, is needed for the theft of a trailer stuffed with rock relics — which have been supposed to be bought for charity final month, according to police.
The trailer disappeared from the parking zone of a Days Inn resort in Orange Park on April 9, simply in the future earlier than the gadgets inside have been set to be auctioned off at a most cancers profit.
The Jimmie Van Zant Most cancers Profit in Middleburg was set to honor late musician Jimmie Van Zant — a cousin of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Donnie, Johnny and Ronnie Van Zant — who died of liver most cancers in 2016.
The stolen gadgets included irreplaceable mementos from the Southern rock band, in addition to a 1957 Les Paul guitar signed by musicians Gregg Allman, Brian Howe, Butch Vans and others, organizers said.
“We have now guitars which might be signed by numerous the band members. Loads of them aren’t even alive anymore,” organizer Joey Willut told local outlet News4Jax. “It’s stuff that may’t get replaced.”
The Orange Park Police Division on Friday mentioned it had obtained an arrest warrant for Walker, charging him with felony grand theft.
The suspect is believed to be homeless and is thought to frequent motels within the Jacksonville space, in line with cops. He has a tattoo of “praying fingers” on his forearm and a spider inked on his shoulder.