DALTON, Ga. (AP) – Authorities on Monday were looking for two Texas refugees who were charged in the shooting of an MP in Dalton, Georgia.
Dalton Potter, 29, shot numerous shots at Whitfield County’s Deputy Sheriff Darrell Hackney from his vehicle, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on Monday. Hackney was beaten, but his ballistic vest saved him, the GBI said in a statement. The authorities described Potter as “armed and dangerous”.
Potter had pulled a stolen trailer and was stopped by MPs before the shots rang out around midnight, authorities said.
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Hackney and another second in command returned fire, but Potter made his escape by traveling south on Interstate 75. He wrecked the truck and fled into the woods on foot, the GBI said. The stolen trailer was found along the south lanes of I-75 near the Whitfield-Gordon circle line, the agency said.
State agents went looking for him and said he was armed and dangerous.
Potter is charged with aggravated assault on the MP, said GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles on Monday afternoon.
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The GBI later said they were looking for a second Texas refugee ̵
Dalton is about 90 miles northwest of Atlanta.