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Holly Springs officer named hero in hospital assault

9:24 PM, Jan 16, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- A police report revealed that the hero who apprehended a man at Atlanta Medical Center after a sexual assault is Shane Ladner, a Holly Springs police officer. 

RELATED: Hospital increases security after suspected assault

Shane Ladner was recently in the news because he and his wife were on the float that was hit by a train in Texas during a parade. Ladner was with his wife, who lost her leg in the accident, at the time of the assault. 

Reports say Ladner was in the room directly next to where the sexual assault took place. 

Representatives from the hospital released a statement, saying: 

"We have enhanced our security and will only allow authorized visitors to patients floors after hours." 

The suspect, Noble Elder, was denied bond and is being held at the Fulton County Jail. 

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