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Deputies search for Effingham Co. home invasion suspect

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Chrishaun Garvin (Source: Effingham County Sheriff's Office) Chrishaun Garvin (Source: Effingham County Sheriff's Office)

An Effingham County home invasion suspect is still on the loose almost two months after the original incident with a long history of crime dating back to his teens.

The home invasion happened on February 9th. Effingham County Sheriff's deputies have been looking for Chrishuan Garvin, 23, since then, closing in on him only to have him slip away.

Garvin is not a face they've never seen before. They've basically watched him grow up.

Along with another unidentified man, deputies say Garvin and the man forced their way into a Clyo home and assaulted an elderly couple, stealing several hundreds dollars in cash.  They believe Garvin is armed and could possibly be in the Savannah area right now.

Garvin has been arrested at least a dozen times since he was a teenager, including multiple arrests for weapons and thefts charges.  The most serious crime is the one he is wanted for right now. Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie says Garvin may be armed and he believes is very dangerous.

"He can be and we want to get our hands on him before anything else happens to anybody or anything happens to him. He has been visiting our facility since he was 18 years old," McDuffie told WTOC.  

Anyone with information should contact the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

After posting his picture, the WTOC Facebook page and the WTOC Don Logana Facebook page had close to 200 shares of his mug shot, with the community trying to get his face and likeness out into the public.

Another popular question online, with the mention of his more than one dozen arrests, was why someone like Garvin was even out of jail to begin with? 

Repeat offenders are a problem for most local counties and law enforcement agencies across the country. Effingham County Sheriff's Office says they can put him in jail. They can keep putting him in jail. They can't keep him in jail.

Until the courts, they say, set higher bonds and stiffer sentences, repeat offenders will continue to be released from jail. 

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