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Dacula Man Beat Wife With Table Leg in Front of Children

John Fanning, the son of former Gwinnett commissioner Lasseter was located via a tracking device, according to the Gwinnett Sheriff's report.

John Fanning, jailed without bond since a domestic dispute on Friday (Oct. 5) in Dacula that involved his estranged family, beat his wife with a table and table leg within view of their children, according to a Gwinnett Sheriff's incident report.

Fanning, son of former Gwinnett commissioner Shirley Lasseter, fled to a nearby wooded area after the incident and was located by Gwinnett Sheriff's SWAT officers via an electronic tracking device, the report says.

The report says the incident occured between 11 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, and 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 5.

John Fanning's three children "watched John L. Fanning beat their mother with the wooden table and legs of table, causing visible bruising and lacerations of her forearms, legs and back," according to a Gwinnett Sheriff's affidavit.

Read more on Suwanee Patch.

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GregRodgers October 09, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Such a wonderful family...the Lasseters... Drug Running, Brides, Kickbacks and Violence.....and just think...we paid their salaries....simply fantastic! I hope that the kids and wife are ok. His actions and their grandmothers must be extremely difficult on them..
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew October 09, 2012 at 05:34 PM
I have hope for the children with Mom thinking it was a bright idea to bring a loaded firearm to a child custody hearing...

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