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Attempted murder charge added in CVS robbery and stabbing
Brandon Shane Dudley

A charge of criminal attempt to commit murder was added in a Hall County grand jury indictment for a man accused of stabbing a CVS employee in the head, according to court documents.

Brandon Shane Dudley, 33, was charged with attempts to commit murder, armed robbery and three other charges in a grand jury indictment handed down Tuesday, Dec. 18.

His attorney Matthew Cavedon declined to comment.

Dudley allegedly entered the store at 103 Jesse Jewell Parkway Nov. 1 demanding money and “immediately struck the employee in the head with a knife, lodging it into his head,” according to Gainesville Police.

“The victim was actually able to give officers a good deal of information that actually helped us,” Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said last month.

According to the indictment, Dudley is accused of “seriously disfiguring (the victim’s) body” as the man has “staples and a permanent scar to his head.”

Officers responded at about 1 a.m. to the reported robbery, and the male employee was transported in serious condition to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Officers found Dudley shortly after the incident, and took him to the Hall County Jail. Hospital officials said the victim was discharged the week of the incident.

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