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Franklin County officials are searching for a man who fled after assaulting law enforcement in Sesser. 

According to an alert from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Anthony L. Melvin, 43, was last seen near Murray Street in Sesser wearing a black tank top and brown pants. Melvin is described as being 6 feet 1 inch tall, 205 pounds and having brown hair and blue eyes. 

The alert said he fled after assaulting a police officer Wednesday in Sesser.

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Melvin in considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 618-438-4841. 

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