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Hartselle man gets felony domestic violence charge

Special to the Enquirer  

When deputies responded to a domestic violence call last week, the scene they found led to one suspect’s arrest 

July 9 Morgan County deputy sheriffs responded to a domestic violence call at a home off of New Center Road in unincorporated Hartselle. Upon arrival, deputies met a female victim, who was treated by EMS and transported to the hospital.  

According to the MCSO report, the male suspect, identified as John David Gerlach, 44, of Hartselle, had left the scene. Morgan County investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division were called to the scene and began an investigation.  

Hours later, deputies made contact with Gerlach, and CID investigators arrested him on the felony charge of domestic violence by strangulation.