UPDATE: Suspect is Now in Custody
Deputies are being assisted with the chase by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, the Winder Police Department and Statham Police Department.
UPDATE AS OF 4:50 P.M.
The suspect, Robert Lewis Mayweather Jr., is now in custody.
UPDATE AS OF 3:30 P.M.
After a two-hour search, the suspect has not been apprehended and the sheriff's office believes he may have been picked up by another driver.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Robert Lewis Mayweather Jr. is urged to call 911 or 770-307-3122. Residents can also visit www.barrowsheriff.com to leave an anonymous tip.
The Barrow County Sheriff's Office is tracking a suspect in the area of Barber Creek Road in Statham.
The suspect is described as a black male, about 5-foot-11, 160 to 170 pounds, with dreadlocks mid-way to his back wearing jeans, an oversized white shirt and black shoes.
Sheriff Jud Smith said a deputy attempted to pull the suspect's vehicle over at Ga. Highway 316 and Ga. Highway 211 and when the vehicle stopped, the man fled. Law enforcement is tracking the suspect, identified as Robert Lewis Mayweather Jr., in the area of Barber Creek Road.
Smith said the suspect is wanted in connection with a burglary and may be in possession of a firearm that was stolen in Winder this morning. Deputies also found drugs and drug paraphernalia in the suspect's vehicle.
More information will be provided when available.