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Man accused of hitting acquaintance with car
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Mitchell George Tostenson

A Flowery Branch man accused of hitting another man with his car March 7 after an argument was arrested Sunday, March 17, according to authorities.

Mitchell George Tostenson, 50, was charged with aggravated assault after an incident on Montgomery Drive near McEver Arts Academy.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware said the two men, who were “loosely related by marriage,” were arguing over a woman. Spokesman Derreck Booth previously told The Times the argument “escalated to (Tostenson) striking the other with his car.”

The man suffered a broken leg requiring surgery, but Ware said the victim is recovering from the injuries.

Authorities said Tostenson drove away from the scene, and the sheriff’s office responded along with Georgia State Patrol.

“At the time of the assault, there were several outstanding warrants for Tostenson’s arrest. These warrants included a State Court probation issued on August 17, 2018,” Ware wrote in a news release.

Those initial charges included aggressive driving, simple assault and obstruction.

Despite the Flowery Branch address, Tostenson was staying with a friend in the area of Montgomery Drive, Ware said.

Tostenson was arrested at a friend’s house on Paul Drive Sunday, March 17.

Magistrate Court officials said Tostenson had qualified for a public defender, but one had not yet been assigned.