Police in Georgia were called to a hotel in the Cumming area to investigate an alleged assault. When they arrived, they found a victim with visible injuries to his neck and promptly arrested the man the victim identified as being responsible. This individual is now facing a felony assault charges, which can carry significant penalties.
According to a recent news report, this incident occurred Sept. 27 at the In Town Suites. A 38-year-old male is said to have grabbed the neck of a hotel clerk after the employee refused to unlock a room door that was not registered to the accused. When police arrived, the accused was reportedly aggressive toward the officers, causing one to suffer visible injuries. This individual is also said to have been involved in an assault at a nearby RaceTrac store earlier in the day. The accused was promptly arrested and transported to jail.
As of the latest report, bond was set in the accused’s case at just under $18,000. It is unclear if this individual was able to post bond. Court dates regarding this matter have not been reported.
In Georgia, aggravated assault is a felony level offense. The immediate consequences tied to a conviction include imprisonment and fines, among others. Having a felony on one’s record can also affect one’s ability to get or retain a job down the line. In other words, it is not something to take lightly. This gentleman, and others in similar circumstances, can turn to an experienced criminal defense attorney in order to take the proper steps to fight the charge and seek the best outcome possible.