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Georgia man charged in Cleburne County with trying to assault officer

A Georgia man remained in the Cleburne County Jail Monday after he allegedly tried to injure an officer last week.

Cleburne County sheriff’s deputies on Friday charged Timothy Jimmy Ayers, 53, of Bowdon with attempted first-degree assault.

Timothy Jimmy Ayers

Timothy Jimmy Ayers

According to his arrest warrant, Ayers hit a Tallapoosa, Ga., police car “head on” with his 2007 GMC Sierra in an attempt to harm an officer Friday.

Attempts to reach deputies for more details were unsuccessful.

Ayers’ bond for the attempted assault charge was set at $8,500. Attempted first-degree assault is a Class C felony, which can result in up to a decade in prison and up to a $15,000 fine upon conviction.

Contact Staff Writer Mia Kortright at 256-235-3563.

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