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Austin William Lanz biography: 13 things about Acworth, Georgia man

Austin William Lanz (Cobb County Sheriff's Office)
Austin William Lanz (Cobb County Sheriff’s Office)

Austin William Lanz was a resident of Georgia, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lived in Acworth, Cobb County, Georgia. In Acworth, he shared a backyard fence with Phillip Brent and Brent’s former fiancée Eliza Wells. (a) (b) (c)
  2. He was 6’3″ tall. (b)
  3. His registered weight was 190 lbs. (b)
  4. On October 9, 2012, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. (d)
  5. On November 2, 2012, he was administratively separated from the U.S. Marine Corps. (d)
  6. In July 2020, he left inappropriate photographs and notes in Brent and Wells’ mailbox. (b) (c)
  7. In February 2021, he left inappropriate photographs and notes in Brent and Wells’ mailbox again. The harassment stopped after the police confronted him with a warning. However, he later duct-taped on Brent and Wells’ front door a cardboard sign saying “I’m done wondering for real” on one side and “Wut is the point of that” on the other. (b) (c)
  8. On April 24, 2021, he forced himself into Brent’s residence in Acworth with a crowbar and was caught on camera roaming the house for 13 minutes and leaving inappropriate photographs and notes. He was arrested and charged with trespassing and burglary. While being placed in the Cobb County detention center, he attacked two deputies without warning and damaged one of the deputies’ tasers beyond repair. A separate criminal case was filed against him with six additional charges, including two counts of aggravated battery on police, one count of criminal damage to property, one count of making a terrorist threat and one count of rioting in a penal institution. His bond was set at $8,500. (c) (d) (e) (f)
  9. Represented by Lisa Wells, he was not indicted on the charges related to the crimes he allegedly committed on April 24, 2021 because the case was transferred to Cobb County Superior Court. Two of the charges, namely rioting in a penal institution and making a terroristic threat, were dismissed because probable cause does not exist. Brent said his lawyer was seeking a bond modification that would permit him to travel to the Washington, D.C., area to work with his father. (b) (f)
  10. On May 12, 2021, Cobb Magistrate Judge Michael McLaughlin reduced his bond to $30,000, released him, prohibited him from possessing any firearms and required to undergo a mental health and substance abuse evaluation within 30 days enroll in any treatment within 15 days of its recommendation. (c) (f)
  11. On July 19, 2021, a judge granted a request for his to change his address. (c)
  12. At around 10:40 a.m. on August 3, 2021, he exited a bus at the Pentagon Transit Center in Arlington, Virginia, USA, fatally stabbed Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) officer George Gonzalez without provocation and fatally shot himself with Gonzalez’s service weapon. (a) (f)
  13. He died at the age of 27. (a)


(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)


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