No new leads have surfaced in the search for an armed robbery suspect who was last seen floating down the Neosho River on a log Wednesday afternoon.

Law enforcement officers are looking for Aaron Hutton, Iola, who is suspected in an armed robbery at Advance America, a payday loan business in Iola. The suspect fled in an employee’s vehicle and a man matching Hutton’s description was seen later near residences in Humboldt before jumping into the river as law enforcement approached. He was tracked for several hours, floating down the river as officers, including a Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter, tracked him. Officers lost sight of him when the helicopter left to refuel. He has not been reported seen since.

Officers searched the river Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but all searches came up empty, Iola Police Chief Jared Warner said. Any reports of possible sightings have turned out to be other individuals, he said.

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