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Flowery Branch woman gets first offender sentencing in aggravated assault case
Tosha Monique Bailey

A Flowery Branch woman was given four years on work release in a shooting case, according to court documents.

Tosha Monique Bailey, 35, was charged in a February indictment with two counts of aggravated assault. Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver gave Bailey a 15-year sentence Nov. 5, with the first 48 months on Hall County work release.

Following the first four years of the sentence, the remainder may be served on probation. 

Defense attorney Anna Szatkowski said the judge “heard extensive evidence and argument from both sides, and that she sentenced Ms. Bailey as she felt appropriate considering all of the factors at play in the case.”

Bailey was accused of shooting toward a car June 27, 2017, on Tulip Drive, hitting one of two women in the leg.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware previously told The Times a Lincoln Navigator was stopped at the time, and Bailey was outside of the car.

Ware said it was believed to be an argument that escalated.

Bailey is ordered not to enter the city limits of Gainesville except for medical appointments or probation office visits.

She must also pay restitution to the two women.

Szatkowski said the issue of restitution will be a “challenging commitment that Ms. Bailey is determined to see through.”

According to the court documents, the sentence is under the First Offender Act.

Under the First Offender Act, Bailey will be considered exonerated of the offense if she fulfills all of the terms of the sentence.