Police in north Georgia are looking for a pair of Texas fugitives who shot a deputy after the officer pulled them over with a stolen trailer early Monday morning.
Dalton Potter, 29, faces aggravated assault charges for firing “numerous gunshots” at Whitfield County Sheriff’s Deputy Darrell Hackney from inside the truck cab, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
Hackney’s vest saved him, the GBI said, and he wasn’t seriously injured.
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Hackney and another deputy returned fire, but Potter took off southbound on Interstate 75. A few miles down the road, he wrecked the truck near the Whitfield-Gordon county line and fled on foot.
The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Whitfield County. A Whitfield County Deputy was shot by Dalton Potter, age 29, but his ballistic vest prevented serious injury. Potter (pic attached) escaped and is considered armed & dangerous. https://t.co/SSv4P6hOHZ pic.twitter.com/gSIh7Ak8IJ
— GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) September 7, 2020
Later on Monday, the GBI identified a second fugitive they said was involved in the shooting and seen on surveillance footage in a subdivision near where Potter wrecked the truck.
Both Potter and Jonathan Hosmer, 47, remain at large, the GBI said, and Potter should be considered “armed and dangerous.”
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[Featured image: Jonathan Hosmer and Dalton Potter/Georgia Bureau of Investigation]