A Conyers man was recently arrested for allegedly holding a knife to his girlfriend's throat in front of the couple's 3-year-old daughter.
Kareem Abdule Miller, 25, of 1296 South Hicks Circle, was arrested Saturday, Aug. 11, for the Aug. 1 incident and charged with aggravated assault, simple battery and cruelty to children.
According to the Conyers police report, Miller became irate when his girlfriend attempted to end their relationship. Miller allegedly placed the victim in a head restraint and took her to the kitchen where he then held a knife to throat and screamed for approximately 30 seconds before noticing that the child, who had been hiding in the bathroom during the altercation, had been watching.
The victim then reported picking up the child and leaving the house before being confronted by Miller again on the front porch. She said she put the child down because she was afraid Miller would harm the child. He then punched the victim in the face two times while continuing to scream at her. Miller finally relented after the victim picked up a tire tool to defend herself. She was then able to pick up the child and run to a neighbor's house, where she called 911.
Police responding to the scene thought they heard a gunshot near Hicks Circle while en route to the scene. They called for assistance from the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and a tactical squad assembled in a stand-off surrounding the house in case Miller was armed.
It was then determined that Miller was not in the residence.
He was later arrested on warrants issued following the incident and transported to the Rockdale County jail. He was still in the jail as of Wednesday morning.