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FLOWERY BRANCH – A Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigation into a reported assault has led to additional charges for a Flowery Branch man.

At about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, deputies responded to a call regarding an assault in progress at a home in the 5,000 block of Mountain Laurel Walk.

According to a news release issued by the Office of the Sheriff, the suspect, Christopher Rose, 52, entered the home of an adult female, went into her bedroom and pointed a handgun at her face.

The news release states that Rose, who is an estranged family member of the victim, threatened to kill the victim and himself and then attempted to restrain her. The victim grabbed the handgun in an attempt to stop Rose, and the two struggled for control of the firearm. The handgun went off during the struggle, but no one was hit. Deputies said Rose punched the victim repeatedly, but she was able to escape to a neighbor’s home and call 911.

The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the altercation.

After leaving the scene, deputies, with assistance from Flowery Branch Police units, located and stopped the suspect’s vehicle at the intersection of GA 13/Falcon Parkway and Martin Road. Rose was arrested without incident.

Rose was booked into the Hall County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault. Since his arrest, investigators have obtained warrants for charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, kidnapping with bodily injury, false imprisonment, aggravated stalking and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Rose remained in jail without bond on Wednesday afternoon.

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Deanna Allen has served as editor of the North Gwinnett Voice since June 2021. Effective communication and creative design are her passions.

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