Wanted Wednesday: Man wanted for 2 counts of grand theft of motor vehicle, authorities say
For this week’s Wanted Wednesday, we bring you a man who is no stranger to law enforcement. Authorities say they can’t track him down, and they are asking for your help to find him.
“In April, Mr. Fulford stole a scooter,” said Art Forgey of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. “He was ultimately stopped by the Gainesville Police Department as he drove down 13th street the very early hours of the morning without any headlights on on the scooter.”
Police say they pulled 24-year-old Andrew Fulford over for the mere fact that he did not have headlights on. As soon as he was stopped, police say he hit the ground, put his hands behind his back and told police he “messed up.”
“Subsequent to that investigation, they also located a motorcycle that he had attempted to steal that was parked at a residence,” Forgey said. “He had pushed it to a hidden location and tried to get it started.”
Authorities say Fulford was charged with two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle that night. They say he posted bond, left jail, and now is no where to be found.
“He’s no stranger to the criminal justice system,” Forgey said. “Back in 2015 he was sentenced to some prison time for felony grand theft.”
Deputies say after over a year in prison, Fulford didn’t change his ways. He went back to prison in 2017 for two counts of grand theft.
Only two months after being released, deputies say he is now wanted for those two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle.
“Since this time, a couple of sworn complaints have been filed,” Forgey said. “One for a battery that occurred here in Gainesville and one for a grand theft.”
Forgey said the sworn complaint about the battery was on a pregnant relative.
Fulford is a white male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 6’0 and 150 pounds.
If you know where Fulford may be, you can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 352-372-STOP.