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Wakulla County Manhunt

Local authorities are on a hunt for a man they say is armed and very dangerous. Law enforcement officials also say he has a lengthy criminal record and was released from prison just this year.

The suspect is wanted for recent burglaries and violent crimes against Wakulla County women that just happened Saturday.

The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office is looking for Glenn Wheeler, Jr. of Crawfordville. Authorities say two Wakulla County women have identified Glenn Wheeler as the person who broke into their homes, attacked them and tried to kidnap them.

"He then committed several burglaries of others residents there where there was no one home. Evidence there at the scene ties him to these burglaries," said MAJ Bill Poole with the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office.

The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office has been searching for Glenn Wheeler since Friday. They say the first woman was attacked Thursday night and the second on Saturday. Wheeler is considered armed and dangerous.

"He has made it known that he does not want to go back to prison, so we need people to proceed with caution and contact your local law enforcement, whether it be the Leon County's Sheriff Office or the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office," added MAJ Bill Poole.

Authorities believe Glenn Wheeler is either in Wakulla or Leon Counties. They are advising area residents to take extra safety precautions.

"We're talking about getting an alarm system too. That'd be great right there. I mean, my girls are home sometimes; I work too," said Tracey White, a Wakulla County resident.

The suspect, Glenn Wheeler, is six feet, one inch tall. He is 35 years old and has a lightening bolt tattooed on his left upper cheek as well as several other tattoos on his body. Authorities say he sometimes wears eyeglasses.

Wakulla County sheriff's officers also say he was last seen driving a garnet colored, Toyota pickup truck with an extended cab that has been reported stolen.

One woman who was attacked on Thursday lives in Crawfordville and the woman attacked on Saturday lives in Sopchoppy.

Authorities are asking for help. If you have information on Wheeler's whereabouts, please call the Wakulla Sheriff's Office at 850-926-0800.


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