Texas fugitive wanted in Georgia deputy shooting captured

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DALTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted in the recent shooting of a Georgia sheriff’s deputy has been captured.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation tweeted late Wednesday that Texas fugitive Dalton Potter was in custody.

Authorities surrounded Potter outside the town of Resaca in northwest Georgia, where they said he shot a man earlier Wednesday.

Noah Cloer said his father Eddie Cloer fired back despite being shot in the arm and grazed in the head.

Investigators said Potter had fled into the woods after firing multiple shots Monday night at Whitfield County Sheriff’s Deputy Darrell Hackney, who was saved by his ballistic vest.

previous article: 9/9/2020 11:35 a.m.

WHITFIELD COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has made another discovery as the search for wanted Texas fugitive Dalton Potter continues in Georgia.

According to the GBI, a search warrant was executed on the stolen trailer Potter was hauling at the time of the officer involved shooting on Monday. Investigators found explosives inside.

The explosives will be destroyed by the GBI Bomb Disposal Unit.

Potter is still at large, and the Blue Alert remains active.

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WHITFIELD COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) -UPDATE: One of two wanted Texas fugitives has been captured in Georgia.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) says that Jonathan Hosmer, 47, is in police custody.

Dalton Potter, the suspect in an officer involved shooting that happened Monday, remains at large. Potter allegedly fired multiple shots at an officer during a traffic stop before fleeing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office at 706-370-4900.

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WHITFIELD COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – UPDATE: A second wanted Texas fugitive has been identified in a Whitfield County officer involved shooting.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Jonathan Hosmer, 47, was captured on a home surveillance system in a subdivision near the truck wreck involving Dalton Potter.

Charges are pending for Hosmer. Potter is facing a charge of aggravated assault on a deputy.

Anyone with information on the subjects is asked to contact the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office at 706-370-4900.

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WHITFIELD COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating an officer involved shooting in Dalton on Monday.

According to the GBI, preliminary information shows that 29-year-old Dalton Potter, a wanted Texas fugitive, was driving a stolen trailer. During a traffic stop, Potter fired multiple gunshots at Whitfield County Sheriff’s Deputy Darrell Hackney from inside his vehicle.

Hackney was struck, but his ballistic vest prevented serious injury.

Hackney and responding deputy Adrian Gomez returned fire, but Potter escaped, driving south on I-75. Potter later wrecked the truck, and the stolen trailer was found on I-75 South near the Whitfield-Gordon County line.

Potter escaped into the woods on foot and has not yet been found. He is considered armed and dangerous. A Blue Alert has been issued.

The GBI is still investigating. Once complete, the case will be turned over to the Whitfield County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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