mcginleyBy Foley Police Dept.
May 10, 2019 - Foley, AL - (OBA®) - Late yesterday afternoon, Elberta PD was able to locate William McGinley in the Miflin Community.  He was still in the white pickup that was later confirmed to be stolen from the City of Foley within the last few days.  McGinley once again took off and drove into Florida. Officers did not pursue into Florida because his identity was already known. 
 
The Foley Fugitive Tracking Team worked with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and were able to locate McGinley and the truck near Hwy 98 and Fairfield Drive where they established surveillance on him.  Eventually, McGinley began to make his way back into Alabama with the truck which appeared to be failing from the damage he had inflicted on it.  
 
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office began assisting the Foley officers as McGinley crossed the Alabama line back into Lillian.  As the vehicle slowed from mechanical failure, the officers made their approach.  McGinley attempted to elude police on foot and then physically resisted officers once caught.  He was arrested without further incident. 
 
Additionally, evidence was located inside the vehicle indicating possible involvement with other crimes that are being investigated at this time.
 
William McGinley is facing multiple charges to include:  Felony Receiving Stolen Property 1st, Attempting to Elude and numerous traffic violations. 

Command Sgt. Jason Woodruff of the Gulf Shores Police Department said the incident started at the northern limit of that city but their officer stopped pursuing when it left the jurisdiction.

 

“He attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver refused to stop, fleeing north into Foley,” Woodruff said. “Our encounter was extremely brief.  Based on that limited involvement, the situation did not meet our criteria for a pursuit.  The officer followed all GSPD protocols. We notified Foley with a vehicle description but we weren’t involved in the pursuit.”