Two separate battery accusations were filed against a Sautee man previously indicted on murder charges.
Talon Roame Lowery, 19, was charged with malice murder, felony murder and two counts each of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in a November grand jury indictment.
He is accused of shooting Bryan Ramirez, 18, in the back with a rifle Nov 2 at the Cleveland Highway Texaco.
Ramirez was pronounced dead at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Lowery was identified as a suspect through a Snapchat video of the shooting, according to authorities.
He was booked Nov. 3 in to the Hall County Jail.
One of the accusations filed May 8 in Hall County State Court charges Lowery with battery and simple battery for allegedly striking a woman in the face Oct. 19.
Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook previously told The Times the victim “was walking down the frozen food aisle at Walmart” on Shallowford Road.
“She turned the corner. The individual punched her and ran off exiting Walmart,” Holbrook said.
Holbrook said there was no connection discovered between Lowery and the 35-year-old victim.
The second accusation filed May 8 alleges battery and two counts of obstruction of an officer. According to the charges, Lowery allegedly struck a man at the Hall County Jail with a closed fist Nov. 29 and resisted “lawful commands to place his hands behind his back” from two Hall County Sheriff’s Office officers.
Defense attorney Jeffrey Brickman submitted a “special plea of mental incompetence to stand trial” on the shooting case, which was filed with the court Feb. 19.
“A psychiatric evaluation has revealed that Mr. Lowery is not competent to stand trial due to mental illness,” Brickman wrote.
Brickman claimed Lowery could not stand trial because he is “unable to understand the charges and proceedings against him and is incapable of assisting his attorney in the defense of the charges against him.”
The issue is still pending in Hall County Superior Court, as a mental evaluation was ordered in March.
“Once the accusations were filed in State Court, I filed an identical motion earlier this week, and it’s my understanding that that case will be on hold also pending the result of the competency issue,” Brickman said.