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Attorney indicted on felony aggravated assault charge

A local attorney has been indicted on a felony aggravated assault charge concerning an incident involving a woman on March 29.

Daniel Duane Morgan, 40, was originally arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery under the Family Violence Act on the day of the incident, but the Floyd County grand jury indicted him on the felony charge Friday.

Morgan is accused of choking the woman by grabbing her neck and squeezing, the indictment stated. Morgan’s attorney, Robert Rutledge, filed a motion in May stating that Morgan was defending his personal property — in this case a small dog — from the woman and should be immune from any further prosecution in this case.

All four Floyd County Superior Court judges have recused themselves from the case and a senior judge, Judge Shepherd L. Howell, has been appointed to preside over the case.

A hearing has been set for the case on June 30 at 9 a.m.

Morgan ran for the office of Floyd County District Attorney in November 2008 and lost to current District Attorney Leigh Patterson. Patterson has also recused herself from the case and it has been assigned to the Paulding County District Attorney’s Office.

Other indictments from the June 16 grand jury:

The list of charges in the indictment does not necessarily show all the charges filed against a person accused of a crime.

Lenesto Llorente Freeman, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act

Tyler Scott Griffith, aggravated assault

Adam Lee Elrod, obstruction of an officer

Albert Kennedy Alexander, aggravated assault

Micah West Blankenship, terroristic threats

Shanterrica Elkins, aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act

Robert Aaron Thomas, false imprisonment

Amanda Marie Master, possession prohibited item by inmate

Jamal Newman, robbery

Thomas Richard Dotson, exploitation of elder person

Macy Renee James, identity fraud.

Bucky James Smith, burglary

Justen Charles Thomasson, entering automobile

James Carter, criminal trespass

Jody Shane Parr, obstruction of officer

Robby Merle Davis, Jr., contraband inside the guard line

Jihad Shaheed Uhuru, fleeing or attempting to elude

Thomas Dustin Douglas, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act

Adron Fitzgerald Almond, aggravated assault

Scottie Larry Crawford, criminal damage to property

Angela Coleman Morris, contraband inside the guard line

Quentin Bernard Spiv­ey, escape

Calos Correa, aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act

David Wayne Malone, aggravated assault

Gregory Dillard Walraven, aggravated assault

Anthony Kaeleb Izor, interference with government property

Joseph Ojonugwa Johnson and Tommy Thomas, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Robert Alexander Langston, obstruction of an officer

Tamela Dawn Brown and Greg Alan Graboski, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act

Tony Ray Ingram, terroristic threats

Kellen Seth Burk, aggravated assault

Jordan Ladell Carroll, entering an automobile

Johnny Edward Martin, aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act

Tyshon Renard Turner, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act

Tristan Aiken, aggravated stalking

Jeffery Woods, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act

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