CARRABELLE. Fla. - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is looking for Royce Johns in the Carrabelle area.
Sheriff AJ Smith says his team had been looking to arrest Johns for about a week, before deputies saw him on Sunday evening and followed him to his home on Highway 67.
Authorities say Johns ran into a heavily wooded area when the deputies approached him.
Johns has outstanding warrants for violation of probation.
"We looked for him all through this really heavily wooded area. We think he is probably still there or somewhere in that vicinity," said Sheriff Smith.
According to authorities, Johns has made threats towards law enforcement.
Sheriff Smith says that he is to be considered dangerous.
"I would certainly use caution, if anybody sees him don't approach him. Call us and let us, let us handle it," said Sheriff Smith.
Johns girlfriend made contact with the Sheriff, telling him that he is a good guy.
Sheriff smith responded by telling her to advise Johns to turn himself in.
"Just tell him to turn himself in. Get this thing behind him and if he needs help we'll give him help, whatever he needs, but he needs to turn himself in," said Sheriff Smith.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has arrested, Tarah Pullman, the estranged girlfriend for hiding the fugitive.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Royce Johns, call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at (850)670-8500.
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