December 28th, 2022 – 4:05 PM
Gordon County Sheriff’s Office –
At about 9:20 pm Tuesday night deputy sheriffs were dispatched to Stendal Drive near Calhoun in response to a report of a domestic disturbance in which a drunken man was assaulting another man with edged weapons and tools, and had stolen a vehicle. A deputy arrived on Stendal Drive within 4 minutes and observed the suspect vehicle fleeing the scene. The deputy attempted to block Stendal Drive with his patrol car to prevent the offender from escaping into traffic on Dews Pond Road.
The offender, subsequently identified as Justin Tyler Marshall, age 22, of 119 Stendal Drive, accelerated the stolen car he was driving and rammed the deputy’s patrol vehicle. Although injured, the deputy managed to extricate himself from the deployed airbag, exit his mangled vehicle, arrest Marshall without further incident, and hold him until the arrival of other deputy sheriffs who’d responded to his radio call for help. The deputy was taken to Gordon Hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery. Marshall was taken to the hospital as well to be checked for injuries. At the hospital, Marshall assaulted a second deputy.
Marshall will be jailed and charged with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, Aggravated Assault, Motor Vehicle Theft, Battery on a Peace Officer, DUI, and a litany of lesser offenses. At the time of this incident, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office held an outstanding warrant for Marshall’s arrest for Violation of Probation. Marshall is currently serving a (probation) sentence for assault.
Marshall was incarcerated in the Gordon County Jail on two different occasions in 2021, both times for violating the terms of his probation. His first encounter with the Sheriff’s Office was a 2013 arrest for Battery and Disrupting the Operation of a Public School.