Man arrested after Williams Burger King robbed
A man suspected of robbing Burger King at gunpoint in Williams on Thursday afternoon was arrested following a cross-county car chase ending in Glenn County.
The California Highway Patrol used a spike strip to blow out the driver's tires on Interstate 5. The chase never broke the 70 mph speed limit on Interstate 5, traveling up to about 65 mph.
Angelo Franco Jr., 39 of Ventura, was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery, brandishing a firearm, recklessly evading peace officers and driving under the influence of a drug. Franco was also arrested on a felony drug warrant from Ventura County and he was booked into the Colusa County Jail on $50,000 bail, according to a Williams Police Department statement.
Around 3 p.m., the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the register at the fast food restaurant at 480 E St. in Williams, police said.
After receiving the money and attempting to leave the building, the man was confronted by a witness who struck the suspect with a metal bar, police said. The man fled in a small black Dodge pickup northbound on Interstate 5 with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Williams Police Sgt. Steve Woldanski found the suspect's vehicle on I-5 headed toward Maxwell and pursued the driver into Glenn County with the assistance of CHP and Colusa County sheriff's deputies until the chase was taken over by Willows police and CHP, said officials with the Williams police.
CHP used a spike strip, flattening the driver's tires. The vehicle veered onto the dirt shoulder, hit a Caltrans call box and exited the highway onto County Road 57 south of Willows, according to a CHP statement.
Just west of Interstate 5, the suspect stopped on the shoulder, where officers initiated a felony stop and took the man into custody.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Williams Police Department at 473-2661.