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Woman accused of shooting sleeping Forsyth County man indicted by grand jury
Melanie Denise Greene
Melanie Denise Greene

A Forsyth County woman has been charged after she allegedly stalked and shot her ex-boyfriend as he slept at his residence early June.

Melanie Denise Greene, 46, was indicted by a Forsyth County grand jury on Monday, Sept. 9 for aggravated assault family violence, aggravated stalking, burglary and criminal damage to property.

Greene was arrested on June 11 after deputies were called to a residence on Gran Forest Drive in Cumming to investigate reports that shots had been fired with injuries, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cpl. Jenny Belafi told the Forsyth County News at the time.

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, Greene, 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 June 11, 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.

Authorities told the FCN that they believe Greene parked some distance away from the residence, walked up to the residence on foot and fired through the glass doors, 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 was processed into the Forsyth County Jail and is being held there under no bond.

This case will be presided over by Forsyth County Superior Court Judge David L. Dickinson and will be prosecuted by assistant district attorney Heather Dunn.

Attempts to reach Greene's legal representative for comment were unsuccessful as of Thursday afternoon.