According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On May 16th, 2023, Officer Bethune responded to an address in reference to a violent domestic in progress. Dispatch advised that a male on scene had a firearm. Officer Bethune arrived on scene and observed the female victim standing in the parking lot with a small juvenile. Officer Bethune immediately noticed that the victim appeared to be extremely distraught and crying. The victim advised that her ex-boyfriend, later identified as Anthony Ramirez, 26, of Dalton, was the suspect and had kicked her door in and pointed a loaded gun at her. Officer Bethune walked to the apartment and noticed that the front door was open, and the dead bolt was extended but bent as if the door had in fact, been forced open. Officer Bethune was advised that the firearm that Anthony had was a large handgun and was olive green in color. Officer Bethune then advised dispatch of where Anthony was possibly going to be headed and the vehicle he may be occupying. The victim stated that during the violent assault, Anthony started calling her a “hoe” and other degrading names while yelling at her. She stated after he violently kicked in the door, Anthony rushed into her bedroom armed with the gun and told her that he was taking the child. She stated that Anthony pulled her towel off of her and began assaulting her. She stated that Anthony even removed the magazine and showed that the gun had bullets and was loaded. The victim advised she thought Anthony was going to kill her. The victim stated that she and Anthony dated for six years and recently broke up in March 2023. Anthony was eventually arrested and booked into the Whitfield County Jail, charged with home invasion (first- and second-degree with a deadly weapon), aggravated assault (gun), cruelty to children, simple battery (family violence), burglary (forced entry, dwelling), criminal trespass (damage of $500 or less) and possession of a firearm/knife during the commission of a felony.
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