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Violent slasher captured in Henry County
by Staff Reports
July 25, 2013 05:13 PM | 2941 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office fugitive unit received a criminal warrant from the city of New York yesterday advising the sheriff’s office a violent fugitive was thought to be hiding in Henry County.

The warrant alleged that Dartanyan Kingsberry, 23, committed attempted murder, assault, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of a weapon on June 28 in Queens, New York.

The indictment went on to say Kingsberry had committed these offenses against his girlfriend, Jennifer Altman. It was alleged Kingsberry punched her about the face, and repeatedly slashed and stabbed her about the face and body using a box cutter.

This caused multiple lacerations requiring more than 2,700 stitches.

It was further reported Kingsberry called Altman on July 16 and 18 making threatening comments and advised her he was in Georgia and that he would not be found.

Kingsberry was reported to have made death threats against the police and professed to have guns.

Wednesday, the sheriff’s office fugitive unit Sgt. Dennis Hall, assigned to the U.S. Marshals Task Force, coordinated with other sheriff’s warrant deputies.

Henry County deputies and U.S. marshals proceeded to the address in Locust Grove where Kingsberry was reported to be hiding.

When the deputies and marshals entered the house where Kingsberry was located, they found him hiding in a downstairs closet.

After arrest, he was brought before a Henry County magistrate judge. Kingsberry signed a waiver of extradition which cleared the way for New York authorities to take him back to face the pending charges.

Sheriff Keith McBrayer said in a statement, “Our fugitive unit was able act quickly, effectively, and without injury to apprehend this dangerous suspect because of the collaborative efforts of the city of New York Police department, the U.S. Marshal’s Office and our fugitive unit. The safety of law enforcement personnel, the citizens, victims and the perpetrator are always our concern when dealing with fugitives that demonstrate violent behavior.”

Two New York City detectives took Kingsberry into custody and he was released from the Henry County Jail at 9:10 AM today.

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