BREAKING: Wanted Robertsdale ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect, William Young, in custody

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UPDATE (9/18 1:35 p.m.) — The Robertsdale Police Department says the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office has William Young in custody. BCSO says he was walking down the road in Elsanor when he was picked up.

William Young

UPDATE (11:26 a.m.) — Two people have been arrested for a string of crimes in Robertsdale on Tuesday.

Daniel Findley and Jakob Smith, both of Seminole, are charged with 3 counts of burglary, 2 counts of vehicle theft, and 4 counts of breaking and entering.

Daniel Findley (left), Jakob Smith (right)

A third suspect, William Young, is wanted on the same charges.

According to Robertsdale Police, the crime spree locations included Danny’s Hydraulics, the concession stand at Robertsdale High School, Practical Pools, Dearborn Construction, Sandlewood Apartments, and Village Apartments.

Police say Young should be considered armed and dangerous.


ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WKRG) – Robertsdale Police have confirmed Tuesday night’s manhunt suspect stole a truck from a Robertsdale pool business. Police tell us William Young ran away after he was spotted in the stolen truck near Wilters Street and Baldwin Beach Express. At one point during the search roadblocks were conducted along Highway 90 as police and Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputies worked to canvas the area in search of Young. We’re told a passenger was arrested on scene.

The manhunt last about an hour, but Young was not located. During a WKRG Facebook Live deputies began searching the property surrounding a home near Highway 90.

We’re told the suspect has active felony warrants in Escambia County, FL and in Robertsdale.

Young should be considered armed and dangerous, according to police. We’re told the suspect was armed when he fled the truck Tuesday night.

Young is a white man with long blonde hair and he has a large tattoo on his arm.

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