FUGITIVE FILES: Viewer Tip Leads to Car Thief Arrest

Jelvin Folston

After months on the run, a viewer who watched News 3’s Fugitive Files and looked at Crimestoppers Facebook page helped put a wanted car thief behind bars.

Jelvin Folston was arrested on Tuesday night in Chatham County.

Jelvin Folston
Jelvin Folston

He is the 194th suspect arrested after being profiled on Fugitive Files.

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One of two men wanted for stealing a driver’s running car from a gas station has turned himself in to police.

Joshua Judson gave himself up to Garden City Police last week after we aired his story on News 3.

Joshua Judson surrendered to Garden City Police
Joshua Judson surrendered to Garden City Police

Judson is the 148th suspect arrested after being profiled on Fugitive Files.

His alleged accomplice, Jelvin Folston, remains on the loose tonight.

Jelvin Folston is wanted in connection with an auto theft
Jelvin Folston is wanted in connection with an auto theft

Folston may be staying at the Chatham City apartments.

If you can help find him call Savannah-Chatham Crimestoppers right away at (912) 234-2020.

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Garden City Police need your help finding a pair of auto theft suspects.

Jelvin Folston and Joshua Judson are both wanted men. Two of three men accused of stealing a man’s running car.

“Apparently he got out of the car and left the keys inside the vehicle, walked inside,” said Garden City Detective Ken White.

This picture from the El Cheapo gas station on Augusta road shows the suspects just before the crime.

Picture of 3 suspects from auto theft at El Cheapo on Augusta rd
Picture of 3 suspects from auto theft at El Cheapo on Augusta rd

“Two of them jumped in the car, one in the passengers seat one in the driver’s seat the other one in a car they drove in together and they drove off together,” explained Detective White

The car was later found damaged in Savannah, police also were able to find and arrest Valancia Williams, one of the alleged thieves.

Valancia Williams was arrested by Garden City Police for Auto Theft
Valancia Williams was arrested by Garden City Police for Auto Theft

But Judson and Folston are still on the loose.

Judson works at a pizza restaurant on Minus ave, Folston is on probation from Chatham County, and both are living at the Chatham City Apartments.

While the suspects are wanted, police say the driver is also to blame.

“If they leave the car running, probably people standing outside have no interest in taking the vehicle, all of a sudden they take the opportunity and drove off,” said White.

If you can find Jelvin Folston or Joshua Judson, call Garden City Police or Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020.
Remember if your tips leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

You can send an anonymous tip through the Savannah Crimestoppers website: http://savannahcrimestoppers.org/savannah
just click on the Report Anonymously link.

All information provided to CrimeStoppers is ANONYMOUS and can be reported 24/7.

You can text message CSTOP2020 plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). TipSubmit, a Mobile App, can also be used and is available for Android and Apple smartphones and tablets through the App Store.

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