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Armed & dangerous man still on the loose after taking over lake cabin

Suspect Eric John Dobbs Suspect Eric John Dobbs

LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. – Authorities need your help tracking down a man who was found living in a family's lake cabin on Lake Roosevelt. He's identified as 32-year-old Eric John Dobbs. He was last seen wearing an olive drab baseball cap, a black t-shirt and tan pants. Authorities do believe Dobbs is armed and dangerous. If you see him you're asked to dial 9-1-1.

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A family who entered their vacation home on Lake Roosevelt got a scare when they came face to face with an armed man who had been living there while they were away.  Sheriff's deputies from Lincoln County are now searching for the man, who fled the area after being discovered.

The gunman and homeowners exchanged words inside the house before he ran outside and sped away in a white SUV. The family called 9-1-1, but when deputies arrived they couldn't find the man.

The Sheriff said ammunition and evidence left behind leads investigators to believe the suspect may be part of an armed militia. They are now working with other law enforcement agencies, including federal authorities, to identify him.

Sheriff Magers said investigators believe they may have narrowed down who the suspected militiaman may be, but they don't want to release any more information than that.

 

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