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Judge denies motion in deputy shooting
Judge issued written decision after hearing arguments last week
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A judge has denied a request to suppress evidence in the case of a man accused of attempting to shoot a Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy with a stolen shotgun last fall.

Forsyth County Superior Court Judge David L. Dickinson issued his written decision after hearing arguments last week.

The trial for 38-year-old Hollis Dean Garmon is scheduled to begin Monday.

Garmon's attorney, Robert Kenner, also has sought a change of venue, which Dickinson said could be considered during jury selection.

Dickinson had earlier granted Forsyth County Assistant District Attorney James Dunn's request to admit evidence from an October 2002 incident that bears similarities to the events of the 2010 case.

Kenner had contended that a search warrant issued for his client's arrest on burglary charges was based on insufficient evidence.

He also argued that methamphetamine found in Garmon's fanny pack was the result of an illegal search conducted without probable cause.

In June, Garmon pleaded not guilty to one count each of aggravated assault, theft by receiving and possession of methamphetamine.

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