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Isle of Wight assault prompts man hunt
Assailant reportedly returned to scene
Joseph Hudson
Authorities are searching the Isle of Wight area for Joseph Hudson, saying they consider him armed and dangerous. - photo by Photo provided.

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Midway man in connection with an aggravated assault last week.

According to Liberty County Detective Maj. Jeff Hein, Joseph Hudson is wanted for an aggravated assault on a woman Friday night on Isle of Wight near Midway. Hudson led deputies on a high speed chase until he bailed from his vehicle into a marsh.

Hudson is alleged to have returned to the woman's home Tuesday morning. She woman was able to call 911 before Hudson allegedly broke her phone. Hudson once again fled the scene into a wood line where various agencies have been searching. At one point, the Georgia State Patrol dispatched a helicopter to aid in the search, as well as a drone flying at low levels.

Hein said Hudson is to be considered armed and dangerous. The detective asked that anyone who spots Hudson to call 911 immediately.

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