UPDATE: Suspect wanted out of Effingham County apprehended in Florida

Crime & Safety

via Effingham County Sheriff’s Office

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. (WSAV) – Officials say a local man, wanted out of Effingham County, has been apprehended in Duvall County, Florida.

It’s been two weeks since the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office (ESCO) reported they were looking for Alan Dosier, 42, on burglary charges.

ECSO says Dosier was taken into custody by the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force after a foot pursuit. While he faces charges in Effingham County, he also has pending local charges in Florida.

The sheriff’s office provided a Facebook post from the suspect, also known as Alan Royal, which reads, in part, “People wonder why I did what I did…go ahead and share this to the police page.”

courtesy of ECSO

Original story, published Wednesday, Aug. 7:

Law enforcement in Effingham County is looking for a wanted man, considered armed and dangerous.

Alan Dosier, also known as Alan Royal, is wanted for burglary; it’s believed he stole a gun. The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office added that Dosier is on parole.

He is described as a 42-year-old white male about 6’1” and 185 lbs. Dosier is covered with tattoos, including a large tattoo of “Mary” on his head and a teardrop under his left eye.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call ECSO at 912-754-3449. Anonymous calls can be made to CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020. Callers could qualify for a cash reward.

Information can also be submitted online to Tip 411.

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