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Badge & Bar: 2012 Presidents Day stabbing still unresolved
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The case of Dustin Gold, a talent manager accused of stabbing another man over President’s Day weekend in 2012, generates a lot of questions from readers.

Gold, 32, was charged with felony assault in the stabbing of Marcus Fox, 38. Both were in town for a Presidents Day promotional event at Carriage Kia, Nissan and Mitsubishi on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville.

At about the one-year anniversary of the stabbing, District Attorney Lee Darragh said it would be indicted by the spring. There is, however, still no indictment in the case.

Darragh said the office has “continued to receive new information about this case, which remains under review.”
“I won’t set a specific time for grand jury until that review is complete,” he added.

Gold manages actors, impressionists, comics, entertainers and writers. Fox is known for work on shows including “The Osbournes,” “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica” and “Hardcore Pawn.”

Gold, a Connecticut resident, was released from jail in March 2012 after making a $50,000 bond.

Testimony at a March 2012 hearing painted a picture of a drunken argument that got out of hand on Feb. 18, 2012.

Witnesses had different versions of the events, but Hall County investigator Mark Mitchell testified that Fox approached Gold as if he were going to choke him.

Gold told investigators that Fox did put his hands around his neck. Fox said he never got a chance, according to the investigator.

The two men fell to the floor, with Fox on top, and Gold used a steak knife to stab Fox in the stomach, Mitchell said.

Fox had to undergo extensive surgery to repair the roughly 2- to 3-inch stab wound, Mitchell said.

Hall sheriff’s office seeks new information in slaying

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is seeking new information in an old case, requesting the public’s assistance in the slaying of 22-year-old Wayne Adam Shaw of Gainesville.

Shaw was found shot to death inside his residence in the 1700 block of Meadowview Drive during the early morning hours of June 15, 2012.

He was the victim of a previous shooting on March 13, 2012, at approximately 5:30 a.m., at the same location. On that date, Shaw reported he was approached by two unknown black males brandishing handguns and demanding money. When he turned to flee, the subjects began firing at him, striking him one time in the upper back, the office reported.

No further suspect information is available, and it is still not clear if the initial shooting is directly related to the second, the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone with information on either incident, under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division, is asked to contact the office at 770-531-6879.

Anonymous tips may be called in to 770-503-3232 or provided online at

Emma Witman covers public safety and court issues for The Times. Share your thoughts, news tips and questions with her: