The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at about 10 p.m. Saturday behind Cochran’s Truck stop in Ringgold.
According to the GBI, Ringgold Police Officer Anthony Thaxton fired several times into a semi-tractor trailer driven by John Raymond Tabor. During the incident, a Ringgold patrol car appears to have been hit by the semi-tractor trailer, along with another semi-tractor trailer. The Georgia State Patrol Dalton Post 5 investigated the accidents. The Ringgold Police Dept. took charges on Tabor.
Ringgold Police Chief Dan Bilbrey asked the GBI to conduct an officer involved use of force investigation after the incident.
No one was injured during the incident.
The GBI will continue its independent investigation and once complete, it will be turned over to the Lookout Mountain District Attorney for review.