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Two indicted in Gainesville police assault case
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Police and agents with the GBI work the scene of an officer-involved shooting that occurred late Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in the area of Athens Street and MLK Jr. Boulevard in Gainesville. - photo by Nick Watson

A man and a woman were charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault on a police officer Thursday by the grand jury.

Marcos Garcia-Tovar, 20, and Alondra Rodriguez, 20, were accused in the Nov. 17 case involving Gainesville Police.

According to the indictment, Rodriguez is accused of pistol whipping and pointing a gun at one officer. The two are jointly charged in one count of allegedly shooting at a second officer, according to the indictment.

Both are still being held in the Hall County Jail. No attorney was listed for Garcia-Tovar in the Hall County Comprehensive Justice Information System, according to court officials.

Rodriguez’s attorney James Douglas Perry declined to comment. 

Two officers were injured but not shot in the exchange of gunfire in the area of Athens Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. They were transported that night to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with minor injuries and were treated and released.

Police originally responded to a 911 call about a domestic dispute at the Burger King on Athens Street.

“The caller stated that the male subject was dragging the female down the road,” Holbrook said.

The two were also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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