Bomb squad on scene at home of accused deputy shooter - CBS46 News

Bomb squad on scene at home of accused deputy shooter

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CUMMING, GA (CBS46) -

As of 6 p.m. Friday, the bomb squad, G.B.I., and Forsyth County sheriff's deputies remained on the scene at the home of Dennis Marx, the accused Forsyth County deputy shooter.

Marx lived on Lakeside Trail in the Eaglecreek Shores subdivision in Cumming. The home is less than five minutes away from the Forsyth County Courthouse, the scene where Marx is accused of gunning down a deputy Friday morning.

"He hasn't been living at his house for about 10 days, so we're fairly certain he has booby traps at his house or secondary devices in an attempt to kill more officers," said Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper.

Piper also said Marx had booby-trapped his home one other time in the past.

Early Friday evening CBS46 crews on the scene heard two loud booms coming from the neighborhood.

"He seemed to be a pretty nice guy, you know," said Kenneth Baker, a neighbor. "He was just kind of a loner."

However, Piper pained a different picture.

"He was known to us, quite a few things are under investigation right now."

In 2013, Marx filed a civil suit against the sheriff's office alleging "excessive force and unconstitutional searches and seizures."

The morning of the shooting he was due in Chief Judge Jeffrey Bagley's courtroom to enter a plea deal on a marijuana charge.

"It is a little unnerving to be honest with you. It is a little scary the people who come before us in Superior Court are facing serious consequences for their actions, said Bagley.

CBS46 also confirmed Marx worked for the TSA from 2002 to 2003.

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