Man asks to be taken to jail on birthday
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Even after Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputies gave him a chance to go home, a man still insisted to be taken to jail Tuesday afternoon.

When the deputies arrived at the Popham Road residence in reference to a verbal argument, they found a man, later identified as Julio Torres, standing in the yard. He then ran into the residence even after he was told to stop, according to the incident report.

The complaintant asked the deputies to come inside and she explained the home belonged to her boyfriend. Torres, she said, was her boyfriend’s father and the two had been arguing. The two ended up outside, where Torres, who the complaintant described as “extremely intoxicated” according to the incident report, allegedly began cursing and shouting loudly.

Deputies attempted to question Torres, but he refused to answer any questions. The deputies also noted he was “extremely intoxicated.” The complaintant’s boyfriend and his mother wanted Torres to leave the residence. The boyfriend’s grandmother then offered to take him home, according to the report.

However, Torres reportedly said it was his birthday and he wanted to go to jail. The deputy said he did not want to take Torres to jail, adding that if he took a ride home he would not go to jail.

Torres allegedly refused to leave and began reaching into his jacket pocket. According to the report, Torres made an aggressive face while walking toward the deputy in an aggressive manner. The deputy pointed his taser at Torres and told him to show his hands. Torres reportedly refused for a few seconds and then dropped his jacket.

After searching Torres and his jacket, deputies found one vodka bottle and a small pocket knife.

Torres was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of an officer. He was transported to the Bartow County Jail without incident.

Potted plants, door damaged in domestic dispute

Two potted plants and an aluminum door were damaged when an ex-boyfriend returned to his former girlfriend’s residence Tuesday night.

According to the BCSO incident report, David Richardson Jr. allegedly arrived at the Young Street residence and hit the aluminum door on the front of the house. After being told to leave, Richardson allegedly went inside and threw a potted plant on the living room floor.

At one point, Richardson reportedly went into the kitchen, held a knife to his neck and said to the effect, “I will kill myself if we do not get back together.”

The victim said they had ended their relationship last week, according to the report.

The responding deputy noted a damaged potted plant on the sidewalk in front of the residence, the potted plant in the living room and a 1-inch gap at the front door, which had a bent hinge. The damage was estimated at $150.

Richardson had previously left the area in a burgundy GMC Sierra. He was later found on Brent Circle.

Richardson told deputies he and the victim were watching a movie and began to argue. He said the victim threw a potted plant at him and he left the residence. When asked about the damage to the door, Richardson denied breaking it. He said the victim had problems with burglaries at her home. He also said the victim had been drinking all day and was intoxicated.

The deputy did not note any physical injuries on Richardson. He also noted he did not smell any odor of alcohol while speaking to the victim and she did not appear to be intoxicated.

Richardson was arrested and charged with criminal trespass under the Family Violence Act. He was transported to the Bartow County Jail without incident.