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GBI adds charge for suspect in police killing, makes 2 new arrests

According to the GBI, Damien Ferguson is now in custody.
According to the GBI, Damien Ferguson is now in custody.(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 7:40 PM EDT
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ALAMO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - State authorities have brought charges against two additional people in the killing Alamo police officer Dylan Harrison.

On Tuesday, 45-year-old Charlotte Ferguson was arrested and charged with hindering the apprehension or punishment of a criminal, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday.

She’s the sister of Damien Anthony Ferguson, the Alamo man charged with slaying Harrison on the night of Oct. 8.

Alamo Police Department officer Dylan Harrison.
Alamo Police Department officer Dylan Harrison.(Georgia Bureau of Investigation Facebook page)

Damien Ferguson now also faces an additional charge of bias motivated intimidation of first responders.

Along with the suspect’s sister, the GBI has detained 24-year-old Asia Kinsey, of Alamo, and charged her with terroristic threats for a threatening social media post she made on Oct. 9 relating to the investigation.

Authorities reported Damien Ferguson gunned down Harrison during his first shift with the department in retaliation for the officer’s arrest of an associate hours earlier.

Damien Ferguson was taken into custody on Sunday afternoon at his home in Alamo, located in Wheeler County about 90 miles southeast of Macon. A state SWAT team and a division of the U.S. Marshals Service arrested him without incident following a large manhunt. He is being held in Laurens County jail.

Charlotte was taken to the Crisp County Jail and Kinsey was taken to the Truetlen County Jail, the GBI reports.

The GBI says investigation is active and ongoing. Additional arrests and charges are expected.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the GBI Eastman Office at 478-374-6988. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something Send Something mobile app.

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