An Augusta man facing four counts of aggravated stalking for alleged repeated contact with his former girlfriend after she obtained an order of protection was granted $10,000 bond Friday.
Christopher Mize, 27, had been held in jail since his Aug. 16 arrest, the fourth time he is accused of contacting the victim that month. At the time, Mize was on bond on a charge of cruelty to children in the first degree for allegedly beating another woman’s 1-year-old son with a belt.
According to the child abuse indictment, the boy had a black eye and extensive bruises and abrasions.
Richmond County Superior Court Judge Sheryl B. Jolly set bond for Mize. She is assigned to both of his criminal cases. Jolly was also the judge who granted the stalking victim a 12-month order of protection in December 2016, according to court records.