CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Law enforcement agencies say they still have not found an armed man after he ran from his car, following a police chase, into the Myrtlewood Drive area of Southbridge on Tuesday,
Police released a previous photo of the suspect, who they say now has long hair. Police say Kenneth Dixon should be considered armed and not approached if seen.
A GSP trooper said a chase started in Bryan County when the driver would not stop. The trooper said the suspect drove all around I-95, through the I-95 and I-16 construction zone and hit traffic barrels while being chased.
The suspect fled his vehicle along Dean Forest Road. Witnesses told police they saw that Dixon had a gun when he got out of the vehicle.
While the suspect is at large, some area residents are still on alert. Southbridge resident Kitt Davis says as she was walking her dog yesterday when she noticed several police officers driving through and other cars she thought looked suspicious.
When she went inside and read her email and Facebook, she found out what was going on.
Davis says the Homeowner’s Association did a good job of notifying the neighborhood quickly. Last night, Davis said she kept an eye out and that this the first time she’s every felt uneasy in her neighborhood.
“I had planned on coming outdoors later to blow some leaves, but I just locked all of my doors, made sure everything was secure and stayed in. I must admit being a little bit alert to noises that I was a bit suspicious of,” Davis said.
The search was called off at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday after police say they were sure they figured out who the suspect was and that they could then arrest him later.
WTOC is still working to get more information from Georgia State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies.