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Badge and Bar: Man allegedly put rifle’s muzzle to woman’s forehead, screamed he would shoot
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A woman searching for the origin of the gunshots in East Hall had the muzzle of a rifle pressed against her forehead, according to authorities.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said deputies responded to a woman’s home around 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 17.

“According to the preliminary investigation, the woman heard several loud gunshots, followed by

another string of gunfire. She got into her vehicle to search for the origin of the shots to ensure

no one was injured,” Booth wrote in an email.

After she suspected she smelled gunpowder, the woman stopped at a residence on Saddle Club Road. She saw a man holding what appeared to be a rifle near a truck.

“She remained in the roadway and asked the man if everything was OK. The man … began approaching the woman and pointed the rifle at her. He pressed the muzzle to her forehead and screamed he would shoot her,” Booth wrote in an email.

The woman grabbed the rifle and got back in her car after the man lowered the barrel to her shoulder.

She called 911 when she got home.

The suspect was found walking down Saddle Club Road and charged with aggravated assault and possession of methamphetamine.

The case is still under investigation.

Authorities: Woman accused of pointing shotgun at man

A Dahlonega woman was accused of pointing a shotgun at a man who investigators believe she had recently met in person after becoming acquainted online, according to authorities.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call on Stowers Road around 1:10 a.m. July 4.

“Deputies met with the victim, a 26-year-old Gainesville man, who was outside of the residence. Shortly before the 911 call, the suspect ... had pointed a shotgun at the victim inside of the house,” Booth wrote in an email.

The suspect was locked inside her house.

“Deputies surrounded the house, and after roughly 45 minutes, made contact with (the suspect) and took her into custody. When deputies cleared the residence, they located a shotgun, handgun and parts to a rifle,” Booth wrote.

The 32-year-old woman was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm.

“It’s believed the two became acquainted online and had recently met in person. According to the preliminary investigation, he had been staying with her for a very short time,” Booth wrote in an email.

Booth said alcohol “may have been a contributing factor,” and the case is still under investigation.

Police: Man robbed of $100 at gunpoint

A man pulled out a gun and ended up leaving with $100 after a reported robbery Monday, July 15, police said.

Gainesville Police took the report Monday from a man on College Avenue.

“The victim said an unknown dark-skinned male was outside in his yard at approximately 2:30 a.m. when the male brandished a handgun, demanding the victim give over his belongings,” Cpl. Jessica Van wrote in an email.

The victim handed over $100 in cash before retreating inside his property.

Police are unaware of how the suspect left the scene, and no suspect information was released.

Van said the case is still an active investigation.


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