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Judge denies bond to suspect accused of shooting Georgia deputy during traffic stop

May 31, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Judge denies bond to suspect accused of shooting Georgia deputy during traffic stop

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WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

A judge has denied bond for an Alabama man accused of shooting a Georgia sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop over the weekend.

According to Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley, 24-year-old Joe Garrett, appeared in a Harris County courtroom on Monday, after Alabama authorities extradited him to Georgia.

The 24-year-old Garret faces numerous multiple charges stemming from the shooting including, aggravated assault of a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and evading arrest.

Jolley said Garret allegedly shot Deputy Jamie White in the face on Saturday night during a traffic stop on Interstate 85, about 80 miles south of downtown Atlanta.

The police officer briefly spoke to Garrett and another passenger, identified as Latisha Horace, before he opened fire, hitting White above the left eye and fleeing the scene, according to Jolley.

Garrett surrendered to authorities in his hometown of Phenix City, Alabama. Horace was also arrested in Alabama in connection with this case and was held as a fugitive from justice, WTVM reported.
Jolley indicated the injured officer is recovering in the hospital. However, he may lose sight in his left eye.

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