According to a BCSO release, deputies were dispatched to the area of Linwood Road in Adairsville about 8:50 p.m. to investigate a call about shots being fired at or in the direction of a residence.
When the deputy arrived, a vehicle matching the description provided was located and the deputy turned on his emergency lights to stop the vehicle. The driver, identified as Nelson Carver, was told to place his hands outside the vehicle. At that point, Carver stepped out of the vehicle and started shooting at the deputy. The deputy returned fire, injuring Carver's arm.
A source close to the investigation said Carver was armed with an AR-15, which he fired at the deputy, a .223 and possibly others.
Investigators from the sheriff's department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations were called to the scene and Carver was transported by Bartow County EMS to Floyd Medical Center. Carver was released Thursday morning and transported to the jail.
Carver has been charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. The passenger, identified as Elmus Carver, has been charged with party to the crime of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.