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