Man arrested after police say he fired at two Henry County officers

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — The Henry County Sheriff’s Office announced that it arrested a man suspected of shooting at two officers last month.

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On Dec. 30, the owner of Sudo Bar and Grill in Ellenwood asked Ernest Bolton, 36, to leave. Police said that as Bolton drove away, he fired a gun toward two off-duty officers who were working at the location.

Bolton was arrested in Covington on Friday, police said. A handgun believed to be the one Bolton fired at officers was also recovered.

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“The mission is still the same in 2022, and that is to remove these types of individuals from our Streets,” Sheriff Reginald B. Scandrett said. “There have been a number of officer-involved shootings in the metro area. Thankfully, no one was injured in this situation.”

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Bolton is being held in the Henry County Jail and faces two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer.

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