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Armed and dangerous suspect still at large, sheriff wants community's help

Calvin Wooden is considered ARMED and DANGEROUS, and officials are still searching for him. (Source: Dougherty County Sheriff's Office) Calvin Wooden is considered ARMED and DANGEROUS, and officials are still searching for him. (Source: Dougherty County Sheriff's Office)
A little before 11 p.m on Saturday, deputies spotted Wooden in the South Slappey McDonalds. (Source: WALB) A little before 11 p.m on Saturday, deputies spotted Wooden in the South Slappey McDonalds. (Source: WALB)
Wooden then ran back across Slappey. (Source: WALB) Wooden then ran back across Slappey. (Source: WALB)
Then he disappeared into the neighborhood behind Champion Motors. (Source: WALB) Then he disappeared into the neighborhood behind Champion Motors. (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul (Source: WALB) Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty County Sheriff is asking for the community's help finding a man who shot at deputies over the weekend.

The Sheriff's Office has put out a lookout for Calvin Wooden, 27.

Investigators consider Wooden to be armed and dangerous after they said that he fired his gun while running from deputies.

Nationally, four law enforcement officers were shot over the weekend, one of which was killed.  

On Monday, the Dougherty County Sheriff put out a most wanted alert Wooden who is accused of firing at deputies in the area.

Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul put out the most wanted alert for Wooden Monday morning.  

On a weekend where four law enforcement officers across the nation were shot, he was alarmed that his deputies were fired at. 

"This is a very serious matter," explained Sproul. "And I'm asking you all and the citizens of Albany and Dougherty County if they would help us to get this subject off the streets as soon as possible."

A little before 11 p.m on Saturday, deputies spotted Wooden, who is wanted for two probation violations, in the South Slappey McDonald's.

As the deputies chased him, Wooden ran into some woods, where deputies said that he fired a shot.

"It was real loud," said Sproul. "One of our deputies actually saw the muzzle fire come out of the end of the gun."

Wooden then ran back across Slappey, and disappeared into the neighborhood behind Champion Motors. 

On Monday night, Sheriff Sproul said that it's important for the community to help protect their law enforcers, as many were targeted recently.

"We've had an officer killed in San Antonio, Texas this past weekend. A Marshal killed in Long County, Georgia," explained Sproul. "We've had two other officers shot. One in Florida and one in Missouri this past weekend."

The Sheriff said that it's fortunate one of his deputies was not added to that list, and now he is asking the community to give him information to help find Wooden.  

He is considered armed and dangerous, and reportedly related to gang activity.

Anyone with any information on Wooden is urged to call CrimeSTOPPERS at (229) 436-TIPS or call the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office at (229) 431-3259.

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