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Woman charged in northeast Forsyth shooting case arrested again

The Buzz: Week 5

By: Joshua Sutton

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FORSYTH COUNTY — A woman recently arrested for being in a car with a man who reportedly shot a 24-year-old in northeast Forsyth was detained Wednesday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, authorities said.

Lauren Nicole Rutledge, 22, was out on bond for the Jan. 4 shooting incident, said Robin Regan, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a sheriff’s report, Rutledge was taken into custody after a witness called 911 to report a northbound vehicle on Ga. 400 weaving near McFarland Parkway.

Deputies also found suspected hash in her vehicle, the report said.

Upon her arrest, Rutledge was charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Her Jan. 4 charges of aggravated assault/party to a crime stemmed from a dispute over money that resulted in the shooting of the 24-year-old man, who suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The man reportedly was not the aim of the dispute but just happened to answer the door at the Settingdown Road home about 2 a.m.

Rutledge and three others were given an $11,110 bond, while the 22-year-old gunman had his set at $60,830.

On her most recent arrest, Rutledge was released after posting a $4,510 bond later the same day.

Regan said her bond conditions for the first arrest “included not violating any laws while on bond.”

The court system will follow up due to the violation, which may include revoking her second bond. The second charge will not affect the first, he said.