Man arrested for terroristic threats
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A man who told his girlfriend if she called law enforcement she'd be dead before officers arrived was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with terroristic threats under the Family Violence Act along with other charges.

A Bartow County deputy met with Rohan Anthony Taylor of 851 Cass-White Road who said he got into an altercation with the victim after he confronted her about her whereabouts. He said he packed his belongings to leave, and when he grabbed the television, she locked him out the room.

The victim said Taylor grabbed her by the hair and pushed her face. She said he then began demanding that she tell him where she had been, and when she told her sister to call 911, Taylor told her she'd be dead before they arrived.

The deputy observed a scratch on the victim's chin and top lip. The victim's sister told the deputy that, as she walked to the back bedroom to check on a child, she saw Taylor hit her sister. The sister said she also heard Taylor make the verbal threat.

Taylor was placed under arrest and charged with battery (FVA) and two counts of cruelty to children.

Cars damaged in parking lot

Bartow County deputies responded to the Market Place shopping center parking lot Monday on two separate occasions in reference to property damage and criminal trespass.

The first deputy was dispatched at 8 p.m. after the complainant said that an unknown person damaged the driver's side mirror to his vehicle while it was parked at Walmart. The deputy observed the mirror was broken off.

The complainant said he went inside the store, and when he returned, the mirror was on the pavement next to a trash can. He was provided with a case number to the report.

A short time later another deputy was dispatched and met with a complainant who stated someone struck her vehicle that was parked in front of Payless shoe store. She said there was note on her window that said a beige SUV released a buggy toward the driver's side door. The note also listed the Bartow County tag number. The deputy observed a two and a half-inch dent and scuff on the rear driver's side door.