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Fugitive sought in Effingham County after chase

Wesley Mark Miller (Source: ECSO) Wesley Mark Miller (Source: ECSO)

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a Savannah fugitive.

Wesley Mark Miller, 32, of Savannah, is charged with theft by receiving a stolen vehicle, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, felony criminal attempt to commit a crime, possession of tools during the commission of a crime, along with several other charges.

At about 4 a.m. July 13, a sheriff's office deputy pulled over a truck that match the description of one that may have been involved in a theft on Ga. Hwy 30.

The deputy walked up to the driver's side window and contacted the driver. Miller sped off in the truck, almost striking the deputy, according to the ECSO. A chase ensued on Hwy 30 and continued onto Nease Road.

Miller lost control of the truck, hit several light poles and was trapped inside the truck that had become surrounded by live power lines.

Deputies secured the scene and immediately called fire, EMS, and Georgia Power. He was extricated from the truck and taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center with several injuries.

Miller was was on federal probation, driving a stolen truck and had an extensive criminal history, according to the ECSO. His probation officers were notified.

Miller left at some point during medical treatment and began contacting authorities claiming he was turning himself, according to the sheriff's office.

But Miller has not turned himself in and remains at large. He is from Savannah but also has connections in Tattnall County.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Effingham County Sheriff's Office at 912.754.3449.

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