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Deputies say fugitive now driving different stolen vehicle

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TATTNALL CO., GA (WTOC) -

The Tattnall County Sheriff's Office says they believe a fugitive who escaped from the Tattnall County jail is now driving a different stolen vehicle.

Chad Dasher escaped from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 24, when he and another inmate escaped through the jail's roof. He was being held at the jail on several charges for a multi-county crime spree that occurred in Georgia in 2012. The other inmate was captured.

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

Dasher is believed to be driving a stolen 2004 Chevy Silverado pickup truck that is champagne- or silver-colored with Georgia tag CV3226, according to the sheriff's office. The truck was reported stolen from Long County. They believe he was in it Tuesday night.

This comes after a Toyota SUV that Dasher was believed to have driven was found parked behind his friend's house on Hwy 144. The SUV with a Georgia tag on it, which is the one stolen from Alabama.

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

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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