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Jury begins deliberating verdict in case of kidnapped jogger
Man accused of sexual assault in 2014 did not testify
Brandon Scott Nix, 27, listens Wednesday morning in Hall County Superior Court during his trial in which he is accused of kidnapping, sexual assault and attempted rape. Nix is accused of grabbing a 17-year-old girl off Barrett Road and taking her to his Wood Creek Place residence in East Hall County.

The jury will take the case today of a Gainesville man accused of grabbing a jogger in East Hall County and sexually assaulting her.

Brandon Scott Nix, 28, elected not to testify after the second day of evidence. He is accused of kidnapping the alleged 17-year-old victim Nov. 2, 2014.

Assistant District Attorney called Kayla Bailey from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab to the stand regarding DNA samples sent for examination.

Bailey said swabs submitted to the lab matched Nix.

Hollingsworth questioned Hall County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Jamie Compton on the specific allegations made against his client.

The victim told Compton in the first interview that a man who called himself Charles approached her in his truck on Barrett Road and asked to give her a ride. She declined the offer, and Nix then allegedly grabbed her and brought her to his Wood Creek Place home, according to the interview.

Hollingsworth replayed the first interview while cross-examining Compton about certain elements of the attempted rape allegation.

When questioned about the struggle, Compton said he didn’t see any noticeable scratches on Nix.

Nix is charged with sexual battery, false imprisonment, aggravated assault, aggravated sodomy, attempted rape and kidnapping.

The state rested after 3 p.m. Wednesday.The jury was to return at 8:30 a.m. Thursday to hear closing arguments from the attorneys and Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller’s instructions.

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