‘Violent’ felon on the run in Green Cove Springs

Green Cove Springs, Fla. — The Green Cove Springs Police Department needs your help finding a man they say beat up a state trooper and ran from police.

It happened Thursday around 8 p.m.

Police say George Dean, Jr. had been wearing an ankle monitor, so officers with K9′s were able to track him.


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But they say Dean somehow removed the ankle monitor and that’s when officers lost him.

A public records search showed Dean has had several run-ins with the law in Clay County, with charges ranging from traffic violations to aggravated assault.

Police say he is a convicted felon who can be violent.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Green Cove Springs Police Department at 904-297-7300.

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