US Marshals struck during arrest attempt
Mon, 06 May 2013 14:23:08 GMT —
Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have released details about a Friday shooting that caused a lockdown at the Tift Regional Medical Center.
Tift County Sheriff Deputies and United States Marshals attempted to arrest a Tifton native that was wanted for aggravated assault and armed robbery in Tifton.
Officials say that the man, 29-year-old Shorofsky Horton, was spotted near Tift Regional Medical Center in a vehicle with 22-year-old Matanya Miller.
Sylvester Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Mark Pro, says as officials tried to arrest Horton, Miller attempted to leave the area. In doing so, she attempted to run over two US Marshals, hitting both of them. One of the marshals on scene shot at her vehicle and bullet fragments struck Miller.
Both Horton and Miller were taken into custody with Miller facing two counts of aggravated assault on peace officer and Horton one charge of armed robbery and aggravated assault.
Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation add that their office is investigating Miller's charges while the Tift County Sheriff's Office investigates Horton's charges.
GBI officials say that both US Marshals suffered minor injuries while Miller was treated at Tift Regional Medical Center.