Austin police searching for man who held woman against her will

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police are searching for a man who they say held a woman against her will and tried to strangle her back in June.

Haymond Middleton, 27, has outstanding warrants for aggravated assault/family violence and kidnapping. According to Texas Department of Public Safety records, Middleton is a registered sex offender. In 1998, he was convicted of attempting to commit aggravated sexual assault of a 13-year-old.

On June 16, police responded to a 911 call involving a woman being held against her will. The woman reported Middleton choked her as he drove her around in a car. Middleton is considered dangerous.

Anyone with information about Middleton’s whereabouts are asked to call APD’s Family Violence Unit at 512-974-6698 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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