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One shot during dispute over money in northeast Forsyth
Brandon Joseph Huff 01-04-15

NORTH FORSYTH — The shooting of a 24-year-old man in northeast Forsyth over the weekend has resulted in the arrest of four acquaintances, including the alleged gunman, authorities say.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the four suspects reportedly went to a home on Settingdown Road about 2 a.m. Sunday to settle a dispute over money.

Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Rainwater said the 24-year-old man who was shot was wounded in the leg and hip, suffering non-life threatening injuries.

According to Rainwater, the victim just happened to answer the door that night and was not the person with whom the four were angry.

He gave deputies information on the suspects that led to a nearby house on Creek Ridge Drive, where their vehicle was located.

The gunman was identified as Brandon Joseph Huff, a 22-year-old from the city of Alpharetta.

Rainwater said Huff used a handgun during the incident. He has been charged with aggravated assault with intent to murder, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm during certain crimes, all of which are felonies.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Huff was being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center, where his bond has been set at $60,830, authorities said.

According to the sheriff’s office, the other suspects — Lauren Nicole Rutledge and Ryan Michael Waite, both 22, and Theodore Michael Hadzimihalis, 21 — have each been charged with aggravated assault/party to a crime.

The three, all of whom are Forsyth County residents, remained in custody. Each has an $11,110 bond.

Hadzimihalis and Rutledge live in the Fowler Road area of south Forsyth, while Waite has a Cumming address.