Marcos Garcia-Tovar
Photo: Hall County Sheriff’s Office
Photo: Hall County Sheriff’s Office

Man gets 25 years for assault on police officer

A man convicted of assaulting a Gainesville police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday, according to a Hall County Superior Court clerk.

Marcos Garcia-Tovar, 21, was found guilty of two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, the official told Channel 2 Action News.

According to police, officers responded to reports of a man dragging a woman near a Burger King on Athens Street on Nov. 17, 2017. When officers got to the scene, the woman, identified as Alondra Rodriguez, pulled a gun and shot at them, authorities said. Garcia-Tovar pointed a gun at one of the officers.

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The officers returned fire, and Rodriguez and Garcia-Tovar ran.

Two days later, they were found holed up in a Gainesville home and arrested.

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Earlier this month, Rodriguez was found guilty of firing at the officers, who suffered minor injuries but were not shot during the incident.

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She was also sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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