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A Texas fugitive who fled into the woods in Georgia after allegedly shooting at a deputy who pulled him over has been captured following a nearly three-day manhunt.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation tweeted that Dalton Potter was in custody after authorities surrounded him late Wednesday following another shooting outside the town of Resaca. In that shooting, authorities said Potter opened fire on a man on his property and the man fired back.

Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood had told reporters Wednesday that investigators had surrounded Potter, 29, northwest of the town.

'We probably have over 100 officers, we´ve set up a strong perimeter, we still have the [Georgia State Patrol] helicopter in the air, we've got K-9s on the ground tracking in the woods,' Chitwood said, noting that it was getting dark outside.

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In this image, released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, taken from a deputy's body camera, Texas fugitive Dalton Potter is questioned during a traffic stop on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Dalton, Ga. A GBI statement released Tuesday, Sept. 8, said one of two Texas fugitives wanted after a Georgia deputy was shot during the traffic stop, Jonathan Hosmer, has been apprehended, while Potter remains at large. (Georgia Bureau of Investigation via AP)

Deputy Darrell Hackney was saved only by his bulletproof vest during the shooting

Caught: Texas fugitive Dalton Potter, 29 (left), wanted for the shooting of Whitfield County Sheriff's Deputy Darrell Hackney (right), was captured on Wednesday evening

Chitwood said the civilian who was shot was hospitalized in stable condition.

Noah Cloer identified his father, Eddie Cloer, as the victim. He was feeding animals in his yard in Gordon County in the afternoon when Potter attacked, shooting him in the arm and grazing his head, Noah Cloer told WTVC. Eddie Cloer was able to fire back and Potter fled, his son said.

Several hours later, Sheriff Chitwood said that officers came upon Potter on a road inside Gordon County and jumped him, reported WDEF. 

Prior to his captures, officials say Potter exchanged fire with homeowner Eddie Cloer (pictured), who suffered injuries to his arm and head

Prior to his captures, officials say Potter exchanged fire with homeowner Eddie Cloer (pictured), who suffered injuries to his arm and head 

The Senior Inspector of the US Marshals Office who made the arrest said Potter was about 250 yards into the woods, sitting under a tree behind a home and nursing a head injury.

Resaca, where Clower was shot, is about 16 miles from the city of Dalton, where investigators said Potter fired multiple shots at Whitfield County Sheriff's Deputy Darrell Hackney around midnight Monday morning during a traffic stop.

Hackney was struck, but his ballistic vest saved him, the GBI said. Hackney and another deputy returned fire, but Potter drove away south on Interstate 75. He wrecked the truck and escaped into the woods on foot, the GBI said.

The GBI also revealed Wednesday that Potter was hauling explosives in a stolen trailer that was found along the southbound lanes of I-75, near the Whitfield-Gordon county line. The GBI's bomb disposal unit will get rid of the explosives, the agency said.

Potter, from Leakey, Texas, was wanted in Georgia on five counts of aggravated assault, and on Texas charges of larceny and theft of

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