36-year old Christopher Garrett was originally charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment.
He is now charged with terroristic threats and acts, felony and misdemeanor obstruction of officers, 3rd degree cruelty to children, burglary, 2nd degree criminal damage to property, 3rd degree arson, aggravated stalking, simple battery, criminal trespass and misdemeanor theft by taking.
Garrett is accused of entering a woman’s Ashton Ridge apartment on Callier Springs Road and holding her against her will.
He allegedly told the victim that she was “Going to die today” and also cut her on the hand with a knife.
The woman and her two children, ages 3 and 5, were able to escape.
The Floyd County SWAT team responded after Garrett refused to come out of the apartment.
Garrett allegedly wrote on the walls with blood, then set fire to a couch in the apartment, the curtains and his shirt.
Police then made their move.
When OC gas didn’t get Garrett to come out, they used breaching tools to gain entry.
Garrett resisted arrest and had to be tasered.
He had sustained self-inflicted wounds but they did not appear to be life threatening.
He was taken to Floyd Medical Center for treatment and then on to the Floyd County Jail.