TIFTON, Ga. — Two U.S. Marshals were injured this afternoon in an arrest in the parking lot of Tift Regional Hospital
According to Keith Booker, chief inspector for the Southwest Fugitive Task Force, the two marshals, an agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and a deputy with the Tift County Sheriff’s Office were attempting to make an arrest when the incident occurred.
Shorofski Horton, wanted in Tift County for two counts of aggravated assault and one count of armed robbery, had entered the passenger side of his Honda, Booker said, and his female companion, Natanya Miller, had entered the driver’s side.
When officers attempted to arrest Horton, Miller “floored” the Honda, Booker said, in an attempt to escape the parking lot. According to Booker, the Honda struck the two marshals, throwing one into the air above the vehicle and leaving the other “hanging on the grill.” The agent on the grill then fired his pistol into the driver’s side of the vehicle, Booker said, striking Miller in the elbow and hand, causing her to stop the Honda.
“I think she may have run over one of the officer’s legs,” Booker said. “But they were extremely lucky to just be banged up a little. If she had rammed another car with the one marshal stuck on the grill, it would have been a different story.”
Booker said Horton and Miller were apprehended, with Miller facing serious charges for her attacks on the federal officers. He said he believes Horton is currently being held in the Tift County Jail. Booker said the GBI is in charge of investigating the hospital crime scene.