Ringgold Police Chief Dan Bilbrey requested the GBI to conduct an officer involved use of force investigation from an incident that occurred behind the Cochran’s truck stop in Ringgold, GA last weekend.
Preliminary information indicates that 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 was hit by the semi-tractor trailer, along with another semi-tractor trailer. The Georgia State Patrol Dalton Post 5 investigated the accidents. Ringgold PD took charges on Tabor.
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.