UPDATE: Clarkesville - Clarkesville Elementary School had to go into lockdown mode after a man fled from his transportation during his probation visit.
Clarkesville Police Chief Brad Barrett tells WCHM that the probationer, who has been identified as 30-year-old Jatari Rashed Hunter of Athens, was in the process of being transported to jail after a probation violation when he fled on foot.
Hunter was last seen wearing a black shirt and black shorts. He's described as a 6ft black male, weighing around 190lbs.
Barrett says that witnesses say the probationer was seen around the vicinity of the Westside BP Station and Clarkesville Veterinary Hospital.
The incident occurred around noon according to Barrett and Clarkesville Police along with Habersham County Sheriff's deputies was called out to assist in the search along with the K-9 unit. This was unsuccessful, and Barrett notes that they searched for hours.
Barrett says as of 3 p.m. the probationer has not been caught.
According to arrest records, Hunter was arrested on May 27, 2017, for driving without a license and once again on June 5, 2018, for theft by shoplifting.
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