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Air, Land and Water Search for Suspect

By: Ilyssa Trussel Email
By: Ilyssa Trussel Email

Family and friends gathered on the bank of the Ochlockonee River Wednesday as dive teams searched for a missing suspect.

"I cannot rest at night. I'm not sleeping," said Kathaleen Jakes, grandmother of the missing man.

Eighteen-year-old Becari Warren was last seen late Saturday night at the Riverfront Saloon. Deputies say they questioned him after a woman reported he snatched her purse.

Deputies then discovered they had a warrant out for his arrest.

"A small struggle ensued when they attempted to take him into custody and he fled on foot," SGT Chris Chase with the Leon County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies say once the suspect broke free they chased him down Highway 90, over the bridge and down near the boat ramp where the K-9 team last tracked him.

Deputies have searched by air, ground and water, but with still no sign of Warren. Family members say they have no choice but to watch and wait.

"Becari, if you is out there watching us right now and if you're still alright, you need to just get in contact with us and let us know something because your mama’s upset and all of us are upset. We got the whole family out here looking for you," said Warren's uncle, Larry Jakes.

After checking with the courts in Leon County we discovered Warren was arrested back in 2005 for possessing firearms and drugs. His warrant was for owing money to the court system.


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