Andrew Austin Mize
Photo: Hall County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Hall County Sheriff's Office

Cops: Man strangled woman during domestic indent, prompted Hall County SWAT situation

A 20-year-old man faces several charges after he allegedly hit and strangled a woman and prevented her from leaving his west Hall County home, prompting a SWAT situation over the weekend.

Andrew Austin Mize is accused of assaulting the woman during an altercation in the 5100 block of Ash Circle on Saturday, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

When deputies arrived, the woman was outside the home and said Mize was still inside with a firearm and an aggressive dog, the release said. She had bruises on her arms, legs and back.

She also told deputies Mize had held her against her will at some point. The two are “acquainted with one another,” but their relationship was not provided.

A SWAT team was called in and attempted to contact Mize for several hours, the release said. They ended up entering the home, but Mize wasn’t inside.

On Monday, deputies obtained arrest warrants for aggravated assault, family violence battery and false imprisonment against Mize, the release said. He was arrested without incident Wednesday. No other details were released.

As of Wednesday night, he remained in the Hall County jail without bond, according to the release.

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