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Evans County robbery suspect caught
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An armed robbery suspect who fled Evans County deputies Saturday night was caught Sunday morning, police said.
Brian Kenneth Dismukes, 35, of Claxton, was taken into custody and booked into jail around 11:30 a.m. after having been at large all night.
The armed robbery suspect eluded law enforcement after deputies tried to serve warrants and fled in a stolen car. He fled on foot afterward near Sykes Bridge Road and the Canoochee River in Evans County. Charges are pending.
Law enforcement agencies from several counties assisted in a manhunt near the Canoochee River off Kennedy Bridge Road.
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 Dismuke 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.
While he was at large, Dismuke was considered armed and dangerous, and suspected to have a long gun in his possession, according to police radio broadcasts.

 

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