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Hampton Man Wanted for Eluding Police in Franklin Township

Franklin Township (Somerset)

Somerset County officials announced eluding charges for Saul Weaver III, 48, of Hampton.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson stated that on Tuesday, September 22, members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force along with Franklin Township Police detectives were conducting a “Quality of Life” investigation in the area of Hamilton Street in Somerset.

During the course of this investigation, Saul Weaver III was observed by police conduct a suspected narcotics transaction. Prosecutor Robertson stated detectives attempted to initiate a motor vehicle stop of Weaver’s vehicle utilizing their emergency lights and sirens.

Police report that Weaver failed to yield to authorities and continued to operate the motor vehicle by fleeing from the police in an attempt to avoid apprehension.

The vehicle pursuit was terminated on Franklin Boulevard by police detectives for safety purposes. Weaver was last observed traveling on Franklin Boulevard towards Landing Lane.

Weaver was positively identified by detectives through his vehicle registration and photo driver’s license. A criminal complaint warrant has been issued for defendant Saul Weaver III, who has been charged with second degree Eluding.

Authorities continue to search for Weaver who has yet to be apprehended by law enforcement.

Somerset County officials request anyone with information relating to this investigation or the whereabouts of Weaver to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force at (908) 231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533.

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.