Posted: Thursday, January 2nd 2014 at 8:40am
Case against man shot by Hall deputies bound over to Superior Court
By Ken Stanford Staff
GAINESVILLE - The case against a man shot by Hall County sheriff's deputies last month has been bound over to Hall County Superior Court.
Lee Parks, a Gainesville attorney who was appointed to represent Justin Bennett, says a preliminary hearing that was scheduled today was waived earlier this week. The matter is now expected to be considered by a grand jury for possible indictment.
Bennett, 27, was shot by sheriff's deputies Dec. 8 after he allegedly threatened them with a machete. After Bennett was treated for a wound to his hand at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, he was turned over to authorities, who booked him into the Hall County Jail. As of 7:00 Thursday, jail records indicated that Bennett was still behind bars.
The incident happened outside a house on Grant Street. (See earlier stories. Links below.)
(AccessNorthGa.com's B.J. Williams contributed to this story.)
Link: Deputies used tasers, bean bag round before shooting assault suspect
Link: Man accused of threatening deputies with machete faces more charges
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