Man accused of killing Gwinnett County officer appears in court

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The teenager accused of aggravated assault in the murder of a Gwinnett County Police officer appeared before a judge Friday.

Isaiah Pretlow, 19, of Snellville will continue to be held without bond the judge decided.

Investigators said Pretlow and 18-year-old Tafahree Maynard were parked in a car at Shiloh Middle School on Oct. 20 when Officer Antwan Toney and a second officer approached to investigate.

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Police said Maynard shot and killed Officer Toney before both fled the scene in the same car.

During the manhunt, police said Pretlow pointed a gun at an officer and fled back into the woods. He was captured a few hours later.

Maynard was corners just two days later in a closed wooden shed outside one of the homes along Mistletoe Lane. Police said he refused to comply with verbal commands and was holding a lawnmower blade, forcing officers to open fire when police said he made an aggressive move towards them.

No word on Pretlow’s next court appearance date.

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