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Bartow Man Jailed for Assault after Police Standoff

Mar 20, 2013 -- 3:32pm

By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

Cartersville police officers arrested a local man early Wednesday morning after he allegedly assaulted a young woman and threatened to kill himself.

Reports state James Daniel Wallace, age 51 of Cartersville, locked himself in a basement bathroom with a hunting knife and taser and refused to come out when police arrived at the house about 3 am. Police tried to talk Wallace out of the bathroom for an extended period of time, and also asked him to give up his weapons. Wallace allegedly refused, telling one officer he was going to stab himself in the throat because his life “sucks since about Halloween.” He also told officers he had been raped by two girls. Police eventually kicked the door down and arrested Wallace, charging him with a single count of Aggravated Assault.

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