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Forsyth County woman arrested after allegedly shooting man in his sleep
Greene, Melanie
Melanie Greene

Authorities say that a Forsyth County woman was taken into custody overnight after she allegedly shot and injured her ex-boyfriend as he slept on Monday night.

According to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Jenny Belafi, at about 11:45 p.m. deputies were called to 1320 Gran Forest Drive in Cumming to investigate reports that shots had been fired with injuries.

Upon arrival at the scene, deputies were told that a male victim had been awakened from sleep by gunfire. A bullet had struck his arm, Belafi said. The victim turned to see his ex-girlfriend, Melanie Denise Greene, 46, standing outside his bedroom’s glass French doors holding a handgun.

The man stated that after firing multiple times, Greene broke through the residence’s glass doors and chased him out of the residence, where he sought shelter at a neighbor’s home.

At midnight on Tuesday, before deputies at the scene could begin searching for Greene, the woman reportedly turned herself in at the Forsyth County Jail, allegedly stating to jail deputies that she had just shot someone.

Belafi said at this point they believe that Greene parked some distance away from the residence, walked up to the residence on foot, fired through the glass doors and immediately driving herself to the jail after the incident concluded.

This incident came just hours after Greene was served with a temporary protective order, which stated that she was not to have contact with the man or his residence, Belafi said.   

At the scene, deputies used a tourniquet on the man’s arm and transported him to a local hospital. He has since been treated and released.

Greene has been charged with aggravated assault with a gun, burglary, aggravated stalking and violation of a temporary protective order. She is being held in the Forsyth County Jail under no bond.