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    Forsyth Co., GA, deputy shot in courthouse assault

    Forsyth deputy shot in courthouse assault, may have stopped... | www.ajc.com

    Dennis Marx, 48, was part of an anti-government group that has been tied to violent attacks on law enforcement around the country, said Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper. Marx spelled out his problems with the agency in a lawsuit obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and he was due in court Friday for a hearing on drug and weapons charges, official said.

    Instead, they say Marx, armed with multiple explosives and lots of ammunition - and possibly wearing a bulletproof vest and gas mask - drove his SUV up to the courthouse. He threw out homemade smoke grenades, pepper spray grenades and spike sticks in an effort to keep law enforcement personnel from stopping his approach to the courthouse.
    James Daniel Rush, a deputy working the doorway of the courthouse confronted Marx, who shot the officer in the leg through the windshield of his vehicle. Witnesses said Marx jumped from the SUV and started shooting his rife. Officers returned fire and Marx was dead.

    “It would be a guess to think how many lives he (the deputy) saved had he not engaged him right there,” Piper said. “Mr. Marx’s intention was to get inside that front door and to take hostages.
    (Forsyth County is a suburban/exurban part of metro Atlanta.)

    Wow. Sounds like this incident could have been much worse.

    I'll save my thoughts for later in the thread.
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    Re: Forsyth Co., GA, deputy shot in courthouse assault

    So in Marx's mind, this was all about the Sheriff's Office doing him wrong and ruining his life...never mind possession with intent to distribute or any of that.

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    Re: Forsyth Co., GA, deputy shot in courthouse assault

    good on the Deputy for taking the nutso out.... well done.

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