Multi-county manhunt underway for wanted man

Updated: Mar. 8, 2017 at 1:55 PM EST
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MITCHELL CO., GA (WALB) - The Georgia State Patrol and the Department of Natural Resources are working together to locate Ronnie Aaron Parrish. He is a man who has been in trouble with the law before.

Warrants for his arrest stem from burglary, entering auto, and theft by receiving stolen property charges. He has also made threats against law enforcement in his attempt to avoid officers.

Crews are searching for him in the Mitchell, Grady, and Decatur County areas. They have been searching for him since last week. GSP's aviation unit is also involved in search.

Parrish won multiple convictions in federal court over being beaten by sheriff's deputies in Decatur County in 2012 and received a $200,000  settlement. A civil suit filed by Ronnie Parrish against Decatur County involved four deputies and the board of commissioners over the incident at the Bike Fest.

As a result of the trouble at the 2012 BikeFest, Parrish was charged with obstruction of an officer, and attempting to remove a firearm from law enforcement. He was fined $1,000, and sentenced to three years probation.

He then sued the Decatur County Sheriff's Office.

Parrish is 5' 11", and 170 pounds, and should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you make contact with Parrish, do not approach him. Instead, call GSP Dispatch at 229-931-7000 or call 911.

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