The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on September 28, 2017, a Bay County jury convicted Andrew Joseph Givens of Burglary with an Assault and/or Battery, Obstructing a 911 Call, False Imprisonment, and three counts of Sexual Battery by Threat of Force. Assistant State Attorneys Brittany Forester and Devin Collier proved that the defendant held the victim hostage for three days. During that time, the defendant repeatedly raped the victim while high on methamphetamine. The defendant faces life in prison, and Circuit Judge Michael C. Overstreet has scheduled sentencing for November 13, 2017.
If additional information is needed, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.