A Newton County deputy was shot at Saturday morning while assisting the U.S. Marshall's in apprehending a man wanted out of Ohio.
Around 1:10 a.m., deputies arrived at a home on Bramblebush Trail in southern Newton County in search of 46-year-old Rodney Swanigan Jr, who was wanted in connection with a Franklin County, Ohio shooting.
Swanigan reportedly exited the home and raised a firearm at a deputy who fired his weapon at Swanigan.
Swanigan was taken into custody without injury and charged locally with aggravated assault on a peace officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
As is customary in a situation where law enforcement opens fire at a suspect, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently looking into the incident. Swaningan was booked into the Newton County Detention Center where he remains as of press time.