Kendall County sheriff's officials are asking for the public's help in finding a man who they said is responsible for multiple burglaries in the area, including his mother's house.
According to Sheriff Al Auxier, Justin Wayne Boerner, 30, is on the run after being spotted by deputies last week.
Auxier described Boerner as a survivalist and ex-military, but that he also has serious mental issues and has stopped taking his medication since being on the run.
Authorities said Boerner broke into his mother's home in Waring on Oct. 9 and stole a handgun, clothing and food.
They said sometime between Oct. 17 and Oct. 27, Boerner broke into another home on Hein Road, also in the Waring area.
Then, on Oct. 27, while responding to a report of a suspicious person, deputies spotted Boerner and chased him across an area creek, over fences and through various properties before losing him. They were able to recover a tent, backpack and food after discovering his campsite.
Yet another burglary was reported at a home in the 200 block of Waring Welfare Road on Nov. 1.
Sheriff's officials said deputies again spotted Boerner and began chasing him. He fled, but dropped a backpack that contained the handgun stolen from his mother's home.
A ground and aerial search failed to uncover where he was hiding.
"Although we consider Boerner to be potentially dangerous, we do not believe he is armed at this time," said Sheriff Al Auxier in the statement.
Deputies believe Boerner is still in the Waring area, and are asking for the public's help in finding him.
He is described as being a white male, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and weighing about 200 pounds.
If spotted, the public is asked to call 911 or Boerne police dispatch at 249-8645.