Dennis Marx ID'd as Forsyth County Courthouse Shooting Suspect
Dennis Marx ID’d as Forsyth County Courthouse Shooting Suspect

Dennis Marx has been identified as the man who shot a deputy Friday morning in a Forsyth county courthouse shooting. The sheriff said his house is an explosive trap. The AJC reports a law enforcement official said explosives are suspected because Marx is a “sovereign citizen” well-known to local authorities. 

Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper said that Dennis Marx drove up armed with an assault rifle, bullet proof vest, smoke grenades and a gas mask. He threw out stop sticks at the entrance so other cars could not drive up, Piper said.  A deputy saw the man and came out to confront him and was shot in the leg through the windshield of the car.

Piper said Marx’s home is “a bomb.” Evidence shows he has not been living there for more than a week and has been staying at a hotel. He said it will take hours to clear the courthouse and the home.

The deputy, a 25-year veteran of the department, is expected to be OK, Piper said. He was taken to the North Fulton Hospital in Roswell.  Source: WSB-TV

Dennis Marx was fatally shot by deputies. His attorney told WSB-TV she withdrew from the case because he was upset with her negotiating skills. He was due in court on Friday on marijuana and firearms charges. He is a gun buyer and trader. His attorney also asked him to undergo a psychological evaluation, but he refused.

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