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SUV driven by fugitive found near Glennville

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TATTNALL CO., GA (WTOC) -

Investigators said a Toyota SUV that was believed to have been driven by a fugitive who escaped from Tattnall County jail was found Tuesday afternoon on the outskirts of Glennville.

Chad Dasher escaped from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 24, when he and another inmate escaped through the jail's roof.

The SUV with a Georgia tag on it, which is the one stolen from Alabama, was parked behind his friend's house on Hwy 144, according to the Tattnall County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators are not sure if Dasher is on foot or has stolen another vehicle. They are warning people in the area to lock their houses and anything with a motor, so he can't steal anything else.

The Tattnall County Sheriff's Office said that on 7:30 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to a home in Glennville regarding Dasher. The resident stated that Dasher came to his home and spoke with him.

"He's just a person who does what he wants and manipulates thingsto get what he wants, and he needs to turn himself in before this gets worse,"said Tattnall County Sheriff's Office Capt. Kevin Keyrauver.

The U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a Georgia jail escapee.

Dasher has recently been the focus of extensive manhunts in Texas and Alabama but has managed to elude capture.

Dasher was being held at the Tattnall County jail on several charges for a multi-county crime spree that occurred in Georgia in 2012.

Dasher is described as a 5'9" white male, weighing 140 pounds. He has green eyes and brown hair. 

Dasher has an extensive criminal history, including fleeing from law enforcement. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Any information pertaining to Dasher should be relayed to the Tattnall County Sheriff's Office at 912.557.6777 or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1.800.336.0102. Tips can also be emailed to usms.wanted@usdoj.gov. All information is confidential.  

TCSO reminds citizens that a $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to Dasher's arrest, but in order to collect the reward, tipsters should be prepared to give their name and contact information to law enforcement officials. 

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