One of two suspects in shooting of Whitfield County Deputy in custody

September 8, 2020–8:03 a.m.


One of two men being sought in the shooting of a Whitfield County Deputy is now in custody.

According to the GBI, 47-year old Jonathan Hosmer has been captured.

29-year old Dalton Potter (pictured) remains at large.

Authorities say that during a traffic stop for a stolen trailer, Potter fired numerous gunshots at Deputy Darrell Hackney from inside his vehicle.

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

The truck and trailer were found wrecked off of I-75 near the Gordon County line.

If you have any information on Potter’s whereabouts, please contact the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office at 706-370-4900.

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