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September 23, 2013
CUMMING, Ga. — While deputies were searching for a woman who tried to forge a prescription, the suspect sped off and struck the leg of a deputy, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report.

On Sept. 9, deputies were dispatched to Walmart, 1500 Market Place Boulevard, to investigate a forgery of a prescription drug.

Deputies searched the store for a blonde woman wearing a pink shirt with a small child.

A deputy searched the parking lot and saw the woman get inside a Honda Accord.

The woman drove off and struck the deputy in the leg, nearly running him over.

The deputy said he smashed the windshield of her car with his hand in an attempt to stop her.

Deputies put out a lookout for her and she was later stopped at the Rooster's, 216 Atlanta Road, by Cumming Police.

Megan Shawcross, 25, told deputies she was merely trying to leave the parking lot and a man approached her. She said he struck her windshield for no apparent reason, and she said she did not know he was a deputy.

Deputies saw the child in a car seat not properly restrained. Also, authorities found an open container of beer and an empty liquor bottle inside the car.

Shawcross was taken to Forsyth County Detention Center and charged with aggravated assault on an officer, obstruction of law enforcement, felonies and reckless conduct, a misdemeanor.

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