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Badge and Bar: Trial set for woman shot by police after eluding traffic stop

POSTED: April 30, 2014 11:38 p.m.

Tracey Marie Dean, a Gainesville woman who was shot by police after allegedly trying to flee a traffic stop, is scheduled to go to trial May 19.

Dean, also listed in records as Tracey Seidel, pleaded not guilty March 12 to all 22 counts on which she was indicted, seven of them felonies.

Dean was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer; two counts of felony obstruction; two counts of interference with government property; felony possession of cocaine; and 14 misdemeanors, including possession of a drug-related object, driving under the influence and battery.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation looked into the incident at Skelton and Bowman roads in Gainesville, which began Aug. 20, when Dean eluded a traffic stop, hit the officers and their vehicles with her car, and ended with Bryan Woods and Peter Bartholomew firing shots at her, police said.

Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh had stated in September that his office would not pursue charges against the officers.

Dean is being held at the Hall County Jail.

Men arrested in alleged taxi robbery indicted

Two men were indicted on robbery charges for allegedly snatching cash from a Gainesville taxi driver in November.

Darimus Shunguay Robinson, 23, of Baxley and Johnny Vasquez, 22, of Gainesville were indicted April 24 by a Hall County grand jury on charges of robbery by force.

The two were accused of grabbing the neck of Isabel Mejia on Nov. 19 in the 2600 block of Lenox Drive, Gainesville police said.

Mejia said she was put in a headlock and strong-armed into giving up her cellphone and cash, totaling $80.

Robinson was also charged with obstruction of an emergency call. He is being held with no bond in the Hall County Jail.

An arraignment date to enter a plea has not yet been set. The two are being held at the Hall County Jail.

Oakwood man indicted on child molestation charge

A 21-year-old Oakwood man was indicted on charges of aggravated child molestation April 24 by a Hall County grand jury.

Timothy Brad Bingham was indicted on three counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of child molestation for his role in an alleged June, 2012 incident in Oakwood involving a 10-year-old child.

Bingham is free on bond posted to the Hall County Jail.

An arraignment in Hall County Superior Court has been set for Aug. 4.

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