Assault suspect stands off with deputies
by Staff Report
Jul 22, 2014 | 2278 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After allegedly assaulting his girlfriend’s daughter Saturday night, one man started a standoff with law enforcement.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the victim said her mother’s boyfriend, Bartholomew Pierre, texted her and told her to pick her mother up because she was intoxicated and he was going to put her outside and lock the door.

The victim said she saw her mother was passed out when she arrived and she asked Pierre if her mother had taken any medication. Pierre allegedly became angry, screamed at the victim, punched her in the mouth and kneed her in the stomach.

To defend herself, the victim grabbed what she called a “tire tool,” but Pierre took it away from her. Pierre then allegedly got a small handgun and followed the victim outside. The victim then called 911.

The victim’s boyfriend had a similar account of events. The victim’s mother was unable to speak with the deputy as she was intoxicated.

After relocating to Pierre’s Camelot Drive residence with backup, the deputy attempted to speak with him. When the deputy announced himself, Pierre reportedly said, “I have my gun and I’m coming to the door.” When told to leave his gun inside, Pierre did not respond. Pierre later went to the door, but he would not leave the residence. Instead, according to the incident report, Pierre asked the deputy to come inside.

Following several minutes of the deputy trying to get Pierre out of his residence, Pierre slammed the door shut and turned off all the lights. According to the incident report, Pierre later came out of his garage and began screaming profanities and yelling at neighbors. He reportedly said, “Shoot me. Go ahead. I now you’re going to have to.”

Although a deputy made contact with Pierre via phone, he reportedly refused to speak and would not listen.

As Pierre stood in his garage, deputies were able to apprehend him. Pierre was charged with aggravated assault, battery and disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Bartow County Jail.