A Piney Flats man was charged Saturday after Johnson City police officers responded to a domestic assault, a news release said.
According to the release, Cory L. Strickland, 23, 329 Edgefield Road, showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s residence, 150 Bentley Parc drunk and refused to leave.
Strickland’s mother came to the residence to try to get him to leave, but he became aggravated and grabbed his ex-girlfriend by the throat and picked her up. His mother made him put the woman down and they left the scene.
Police said they later found Strickland on Pickens Bridge Road, where he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault domestic.
He was taken to the Washington County Detention Center, where he was held on $6,000 bond. Strickland is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court Monday at 9 a.m.