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VIDEO: Officials release video for Sumter Co. manhunt, search continues

Screen grab of the dashcam video (Source: Sumter Co. Sheriff's Office) Screen grab of the dashcam video (Source: Sumter Co. Sheriff's Office)
According to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Christopher Yawn is wanted for felony probation violation and vehicle theft. (Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office) According to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Christopher Yawn is wanted for felony probation violation and vehicle theft. (Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office)
SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) -

Officials in Sumter County are searching for a wanted man, who they believe is possibly armed.

According to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Christopher Yawn is wanted for felony probation violation and vehicle theft.

Officials also said he threatened to kidnap one of his daughters.

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office released this dash cam video of the search from Monday.

They have recovered one weapon, but believe Yawn is also carrying a pistol.

He was last seen at the intersection of Highway 19 and Lakewood Avenue.

GSP officials stated that they got a call in at 7 a.m. about a man driving down the highway on what they said was a stolen four-wheeler. 

Officials caught sight of him at around 9 a.m., but he drove down an embankment.

Around two hours later, officials saw him again, this time on foot and a search began in a wooded area around Statham Lake and Silver Hills.

Officials have set up a perimeter, and are searching with dogs from and a helicopter.

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office was join in the search by Georgia State Patrol, Schley County Sheriff's Office, Ellaville Police Department, and GSP Aviation.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police.

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