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Woman, infant held hostage near Brooklet
No one harmed in ordeal
Robert J. Findling

      A woman and her 1-year-old daughter are safe after police said her former boyfriend tried to hold them hostage in her Brooklet home Friday afternoon.
      According to Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson, Robert J. Findling of Brunswick faces multiple charges, including terroristic threats, following the incident in the 700 block of Prosser Road in Brooklet.
      Shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, Bulloch 911 received a call from a woman who said her 35-year-old daughter and granddaughter were being held hostage in her home, Anderson said. At the time, the suspect was described as the woman’s former boyfriend and was allegedly armed with a handgun.
      Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators soon arrived on the scene and were able to quickly determine the woman and child were not inside the house and were unharmed. The suspect, whom they later identified as Findling, however, still was inside and armed.
      Anderson said a perimeter around the house was set up and numerous attempts were made to contact Findling inside. After no response, a team of deputies entered the house and took Findling into custody without incident. A BB pistol was found in the bedroom where Findling was found.
      Findling, 35, first was taken to East Georgia Regional Medical Center and after he was medically cleared, he was taken to the Bulloch County Jail. Anderson said he remains in jail, pending a hearing.
      Findling was charged with terroristic threats, possession of a schedule IV drug, disorderly conduct and obstruction of officers.

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