Connect with us

Catoosa Public Safety

GBI Issues Blue Alert for Texas Fugitive After Shootout with Whitfield County Officer

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.

A Blue Alert has been issued for Potter who escaped and is considered armed & dangerous.

Great Awakenings Coffee Company

Whitfield County, GA (September 7, 2020) – On Monday, September 7, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting in Dalton, GA.

floyd-art

Preliminary information indicates that Dalton Potter, age 29, a wanted Texas fugitive, was driving a stolen trailer. During a traffic stop of the stolen trailer, Potter fired numerous gunshots at Whitfield County Sheriff’s Deputy Darrell Hackney from inside his vehicle. Deputy Hackney was struck by gunfire, but his ballistic vest prevented serious injury. Deputy Hackney and responding Whitfield County Deputy Adrian Gomez returned fire, but Potter escaped driving south on I-75. Potter later wrecked the truck, and the stolen trailer was located on I-75 South near the Whitfield /Gordon County line. Potter escaped into the woods on foot and has not been captured. Potter is considered armed and dangerous and a “Blue Alert” has been issued for Potter’s capture.

The GBI will continue its independent investigation. Once completed, it will be turned over to the Whitfield County District Attorney’s Office for review.

 

Villeda Concrete
Miniyar
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

  • Attorney Ken Bruce
  • Georgia Northwestern
  • Cordell Power Washing

All On Georgia on YouTube