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Authorities: Gainesville man threatened homeowner, was tied to previous home invasion
Daniel Burchardt charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery
Daniel Burchardt
Daniel Burchardt

A Gainesville man with a handgun allegedly shouted vulgarities at an Antioch Campground Road homeowner, according to authorities.

Daniel Wallis Burchardt, 20, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault Nov. 19 by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim, Charles Morris, told authorities Burchardt rattled the front door handle and appeared armed with a handgun about 8 a.m. Nov. 17.

“Morris further advised that he opened the front door, and was met by the unknown male that shouted vulgarities at him,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes said in a news release. “Morris retreated back into his residence and called 911.”

Burchardt allegedly fled on foot, and K-9 units were unable to pick up his track.

The Gainesville man was identified by Morris in a photo lineup.

“Once the arrest was made on Burchardt, investigators began piecing together information from a prior home invasion that occurred in the Chimney’s Subdivision on Sept. 9,” Bailes wrote.

The Sept. 9 home invasion allegedly occurred on Stonepile Gap, where Burchardt is accused of “striking (the victim) on and about his head two times with an object, knocking (the victim) to the floor,” according to the warrants.

The victim suffered a laceration requiring stitches and medical treatment, according to the warrants.

The victim in the home invasion was treated and released from Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

On Tuesday, Burchardt was charged with aggravated battery, burglary and home invasion.

He was booked into the Hall County Jail, where he remains.

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