This “freebird” may have been locked in a cage in Florida after stealing nearly $ 12,000 worth of the Liniard Skinniard Memoribilia.
William James Walker, 38, was wanted for the theft of a trailer full of rock relics – intended to be sold to charity every month, According to the police.
The trailer went missing on April 9 from the parking lot of the Days Inn Hotel in Orange Park, just a day before the inside items were to be auctioned off on cancer benefits.
The Jimmy Van Zant Cancer Benefit in Middleburg was scheduled to honor the late musician Jimmy Van Zant – Donny of Liniard Skinnyrd, cousin of Johnny and Ronnie van Zant in 2016 – who died of liver cancer.
The stolen items included irreplaceable souvenirs from the southern rock band, as well as a 1957 Les Paul guitar signed by composers Greig Allman, Brian Howe, Butch Trucks and others, among others. The organizers said.
“We have guitars signed by a lot of band members. Many of them are still not alive, ”organizer Joey Willt Local outlet told News4Jax. “This is stuff that cannot be changed.”
The Orange Park Police Department said on Friday that it had obtained an arrest warrant for Walker, accusing him of robbery with hooliganism.
According to police, the suspect is believed to be homeless and is known to frequent hotels in the Jacksonville area. He has a tattoo of “praying hands” on his obverse and a spider web on his shoulder.