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June 4--  Treutlen County authorities are on the lookout for a man who escaped arrest Friday night.

robertparkerjrAccording to Treutlen County Sheriff Tommy Corbin, Robert Parker, Jr. is wanted for aggravated assault of his girlfriend and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

His vehicle was spotted in Soperton Friday evening and pulled over in the parking lot of the Dollar General by Soperton police.  Parker fled the scene and a manhunt ensued in the neighborhood around the store.  The sheriff says police dogs picked up his scent twice, but a thundershower washed away his odor and darkness enabled him to evade police.

Anyone with information on Parker's whereabouts is asked to call the Treutlen County Sheriff's Office, 529-3220.

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