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Jackson Co. deputies: Pickup possibly taken by manhunt suspect

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Dasher has been on the run from authorities for months and is believed to have escaped New Hope officers Wednesday. Dasher has been on the run from authorities for months and is believed to have escaped New Hope officers Wednesday.
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JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The search continues for a Georgia escapee in the Tennessee Valley after he eluded police in New Hope, following a chase there Wednesday morning.

Chad Dasher eluded deputies in New Hope and is said to have stolen a Toyota Sequoia to make his getaway. After leaving the scene, authorities now wonder if Dasher found his way to Woodville.

A man picking up cans along County Road 63 near the intersection of Highway 72 reported his truck was stolen Wednesday afternoon. Authorities said it's not a common place for vehicles to be stolen, but it is just ten miles from the New Hope incident.

The stolen truck is a 1988 GMC C-1500 pickup, red in color, with some gray or silver. It has a hard-top camper on it, but the windows are missing.

Sheriff's officials said they have been searching for both vehicles. "We checked the back roads most of the day yesterday and up into the night, just trying to make sure that maybe the other stolen car wasn't in the area," said Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen.

Chief Harnen said they are unsure if the two incidents are connected, but said the coincidence is strong enough to be considered.

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