Man arrested for shooting at Dougherty County officers

Harrell is now facing three charges, with more possibly pending. / Courtesy: Dougherty County Jail

A man was arrested over the weekend after Dougherty County Police said he shot at them.

Police said 52-year-old Billy Joe Harrell called them to his home on Westview Drive late Friday night, saying someone was shooting at his house and that he was shooting back.

When officers got there, they said they didn't find anyone shooting at Harrell, but Harrell began shooting at them.

DCP called in SWAT to assist, and they eventually arrested Harrell a few hours later, early Saturday morning.

DCP said Harrell is now charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and one count of reckless conduct, while further charges are possible.

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