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Armed robbery suspect sought in Evans Co.
Multiple law enforcement agencies conduct massive manhunt after chase
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An armed robbery suspect fled from Evans County sheriff's deputies Saturday evening, and law enforcement agencies from several counties assisted in a manhunt near the Canoochee River off Kennedy Bridge Road in Evans County.
Bulloch County sheriff's deputies were with Georgia State Patrol troopers, Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and deputies from Tattnall, Toombs and Evans counties who surrounded an area where Brian Kenneth Dismuke, 35, of Georgia Highway 129 in Claxton, was believed to be hiding and running in the woods.
Evans County Sheriff Randall Tippins said Dismuke fled from deputies serving a warrant for his arrest in connection to the "armed robbery of an individual at a River Street, Claxton, location Wednesday."
Tippins and other law enforcement officials stood watch at several locations along dirt roads near Sykes Bridge and the Canoochee River, just inside Evans County near the Bulloch County line.
"According to witnesses, there was a shot fired," the sheriff said. No injuries were reported.
When Dismuke fled from deputies, he was driving a stolen silver 2006 Crown Victoria, taken during the armed robbery, Tippins said.
Dismuke is also wanted in Toombs County for a burglary that occurred earlier Saturday, Tippins said. Toombs County deputies also were on the scene.
Because it was raining, a search helicopter was unable to fly, but a K9 unit from Reidsville was on the scene, tracking Dismuke. As of 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dismuke had not been located, according to police radio broadcasts.
Anyone with information about Dismuke, a white male who was wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants at the time he fled, is asked to contact the Evans County Sheriff's Office at (912) 739-1611.
Law enforcement officials at the scene said Dismuke was considered armed and dangerous, and suspected to have a long gun in his possession, according to radio reports.

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