The Paulding County E911 Center notified the BCSO that Levi’s Call subject Cataleya Marie Buttram had been located and reunited with her mother and was in good health.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation activated Levi’s Call Wednesday night on behalf of the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap, deputies went to 162 Aztec Way in Acworth at 6:36 p.m. about a domestic dispute.
The Victim reported 25-year-old Ricky Lee Buttram, her two children, and herself had been living at this location for several months. The Victim told deputies Ricky had not assaulted the children or herself on this date. However, she wanted to leave due to his behavior. Ricky advised the Victim that she could go. However, she didn’t have a vehicle. The Victim contacted a friend to pick up the children and herself and drive them to another location for the evening.
Witnesses told deputies that Ricky answered the door with a handgun when the friend arrived to pick up the Victim and pointed the gun at her. The Victim and her friend left the location and called 911.
Deputies arrived at the incident location and attempted to make contact with Ricky and the children. Deputies were given access into the residence by the Victim, and the Victim’s son was standing just inside the front door. Deputies cleared the home, but Ricky and two-year-old Cataleya were not inside the residence. People told deputies that Ricky was Cataleya’s biological father without legitimate proof.
Ricky Lee Buttram faces charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possessing a firearm during the commission of a crime.
There is no further information at this time.