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Sunday February 7th, 2016 11:02PM
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'Extremely dangerous' armed suspect sought in Cornelia or Commerce area

By Rob Moore Reporter
CLARKESVILLE - The Habersham County Sheriff's Office is cautioning the public that a dangerous armed suspect remains at large in the area.

Sgt. Richard Stein of the HCSO Special Victims Unit said 29-year-old Johnny Xaysombath, also known as Johnny Bravo and J.B., is wanted for armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Xaysombath is 5-foot-10, weighs 220 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

The suspect was last seen at about 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, leaving the area of Lakeview Heights Circle, Cornelia, after allegedly committing an armed robbery and beating a resident with an assault rifle.

Stein said Xaysobath fled the scene prior to police arrival.

"Habersham County Sheriff's Office Investigator Chance Oxner, Investigator James Minutello and Investigator Wesley Welborn conducted a lengthy investigation into the armed robbery and aggravated assault," Stein said.

There are active warrants for Johnny Xaysombath's arrest for the armed robbery and aggravated assault.

"Xaysombath is considered armed with an assault rifle and extremely dangerous," Stein said. "He is believed to be in the Cornelia or Commerce area."

Anyone who sees Xaysombath should not approach him, but rather call 9-1-1 immediately to give dispatchers a location and description.

Two other accomplices were arrested in connection to last week's incident.

Kaffie Thonetheva was arrested July 24 and is charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Souvannarath Phorsavath was arrested July 26 and is charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Anyone with information that may help officers locate and arrest Xaysombath is asked to call the Habersham County Sheriff's Office at 706-839-0500 and ask to speak with Investigator Chance Oxner, Investigator James Minutello or Investigator Wesley Welborn.
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