Equawn Marshall , a 16-year-old boy from Atlanta, has been arrested for driving a stolen vehicle into Cobb County Deputy David Corish.
Corish was monitoring an area just off of the Marietta Square when he saw a vehicle that resembled one reported stolen out of Atlanta. Two individuals got out of the vehicle and appeared to break into a parked car. Corish confronted them. Marshall got back into the vehicle and allegedly drove it aggressively at Corish, striking him.
Marshall is facing:
- Aggravated assault on an officer in Georgia,
- Aggravated battery in Georgia,
- Entering auto in Georgia,
- And theft by receiving in Georgia.
The investigation is ongoing in Cobb County. Police are still attempting to identify the second suspect. Corish was released from the hospital and is recovering.
As an Atlanta Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will focus today's post on the criminal offense of aggravated assault on an officer in our state.
Aggravated Assault on an Officer in Georgia
The Georgia Code defines aggravated assault in Georgia as:
A person commits the offense of aggravated assault when he or she assaults:
- With intent to murder, to rape, or to rob;
- With a deadly weapon or with any object, device, or instrument which, when used offensively against a person, is likely to or actually does result in serious bodily injury;
- With any object, device, or instrument which, when used offensively against a person, is likely to or actually does result in strangulation; or
- Without legal justification by discharging a firearm from within a motor vehicle toward a person or persons. O.C.G.A. §16-5-21.
Aggravated assault upon a peace officer while conducting their official duties has the penalty of a prison term between five and twenty years. O.C.G.A. §16-5-21(d).
As an Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney, it is important for me to note that on top of criminal charges and a potential criminal conviction, the victim can bring a civil suit for restitution. This means that the victim can sue for a reimbursement of any of the expenses resulting from the crime.
If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact our offices today.