Man sentenced to prison after opening fire at trooper with an AK-47

MADISON COUNTY, Ga. — A man who fired at a Georgia State Trooper with an assault rifle has sentenced to 18 years in prison.

In January 2020, a trooper had to disable Timothy Carruth’s car when he didn’t pull over in Madison County.

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Video shows Carruth getting out of the car and opening fire with an AK-47. He then took off.

Thankfully, no one was hit by the gunfire.

Madison County deputies found him a short time later.

Carruth pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on a peace officer. There is no possibility for parole.


District Attorney Parks White wrote on Facebook that Carruth had a long history of crime.

“Carruth had a long history of violent felony convictions in Athens, but had unfortunately never faced real justice. He was given probation over and over, or very short custodial sentences,” White said.

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Posted by Parks White your District Attorney on Thursday, May 20, 2021
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