TROUP COUNTY, Ga. – A Georgia man was arrested Wednesday after pistol whipping his mother, investigators said.
The Troup County Sheriff’s Office said Jacob “Jake” Cruz, 31, was fighting with his girlfriend, who was holding their small child. When his mother tried to intervene, he threatened her while holding a revolver to her head, KARK reported.
“I’m going to kill you,” Cruz told her, investigators said.
When she fell to the ground, Cruz kicked her in the face and continued hitting her, officials said.
Deputies arrived and found Cruz hiding in the yard. He tried charging them and was struck with a stun gun and taken into custody.
Cruz was taken to a hospital for treatment. As he was released from the hospital, he tried to flee. After a brief pursuit, he was put in a patrol car.
Cruz was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment, terroristic threats and acts, battery, interference with an emergency call, tampering with evidence, escape and obstruction of an officer, according to jail records.