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Man who shot at deputies indicted

POSTED: August 15, 2014 1:53 p.m.
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Eric Harrison

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A convicted felon who fired shots at two Effingham County deputies was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on attempted murder and other charges.

Eric Ramon Harrison, 41, of Eden was indicted on two counts each of attempted murder, aggravated assault on a police officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to the indictment, Harrison fired shots from a .32 caliber pistol at Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies Danny Harrington and Dawn Devoss on June 8.

The deputies had responded to a domestic dispute at Harrison’s 182 Raccoon Drive home in the Foxbow Farms neighborhood. Neighbors had made multiple calls to 911 about a man with a gun at the house, according to ECSO spokesman Detective David Ehsanipoor.

While deputies were trying to get Harrison to come out of the house, he walked outside and shot at them, Ehsanipoor said. Harrison surrendered after a brief standoff.

The grand jury charged Harrison with simple battery/family violence related to the domestic dispute that night. The indictment states Harrison injured his wife “by pushing her and striking her neck.”

Among the eight counts, Harrison also was charged with possession of a firearm while committing a felony.

As a convicted felon, Harrison was not supposed to have a gun. He was convicted on drug and weapons charges in Morgan County in 1998, according to the indictment.

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