Charges mount for man who allegedly attacked deputy

By AccessWDUN staff
Posted 1:38AM on Thursday 7th December 2017 ( 11 months ago )
Authorities have released the name of the man accused of attacking the Dawson County deputy who had given him a ride Tuesday afternoon.
Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson said investigators have obtained 14 warrants for Justin Alan Foster.  Johnson detailed the charges in a Wednesday email.
Johnson earlier said Sgt. Randy Harkness, 52, had given Foster a courtesy ride to the Chevron station at the intersection of Ga. 53 and Ga. 400.  When Harkness was about to help him out with some money, Foster allegedly began hitting him in the face.
Johnson said a witness to the attack pulled out her gun and shot Foster.  Authorities said he ran to a nearby McDonald's restaurant and assaulted a woman there before being arrested.
Harkness, Foster and the woman were transported to an area hospital for treatment.   There's no word on the conditions of Foster or the woman.  Harkness, a 24-year department veteran, is out of the hospital. 
Johnson didn't immediately list an age or city of residence for Foster.

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