Manhunt for 29-year-old ‘armed and dangerous’ suspected of shooting Georgia sheriff deputy


Dalton Potter was allegedly driving a stolen trailer when he was pulled over.

A 29-year-old man is suspected of shooting a Georgia sheriff’s deputy early in the morning.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Texas fugitive Dalton Potter was allegedly driving a stolen trailer when he was pulled over at a traffic stop.

The state agency said Potter fired multiple times at Whitfield County Sheriff’s Deputy Darrell Hackney.

The GBI said that Hackney was hurt but did not suffer any injuries due to his ballistic vest.

The GBI said Hackney and a fellow deputy returned the fire, but Potter survived and went south on Interstate 75.

Whitfield County is about 30 miles southeast of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Potter later crashed near the Whitfield County-Gordon County line. The GBI said that the potter, who is believed to be armed and dangerous, then fled into the forest on foot.

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