Suspect in killing North Georgia officer has a record in Chattanooga

UPDATE: Sheriff Wilson says that authorities have just captured Seth Brandon Spangler in a wooded area near the shooting scene in Polk County.

He was the last suspect at large wanted for shooting two officers below Rome this morning.


CEDARTOWN, Georgia (WDEF) – A suspect wanted for killing a officers in north Georgia on Friday has ties to Chattanooga.

The shooting happened this morning on Highway 100 between Cave Spring and Cedartown, southwest of Rome near the Alabama line.

Polk County officials say one officer was shot in a bulletproof vest and another was killed.

They say the incident involved a stolen vehicle.

Reports say two suspects have been taken into custody.

But 31 year old Seth Brandon Spangler is still on the loose.

Spangler was actually arrested in Chattanooga three years ago as a fugitive in Walker County.

And he is currently wanted in Walker County for a parole violation.

Sheriff Steve Wilson tells us Spangler has been arrested four times in his county, for drug and traffic violations.

He was considered homeless, but has previously used addresses in the Flintstone and Rossville areas.

Polk and GBI officials have alerted local authorities about today’s shooting and shared information.

The GBI considers Spangler as armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Call 911 if you see him.

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