Miguel Angel-Renteria

Bartow County deputies went to a residence on Ridgeway Court near Acworth at around 11:32 Thursday morning about a domestic incident that had just occurred.

The caller advised Bartow 911 that a female had just come to her residence with two children from a neighboring house. The female informed the caller that her boyfriend had just physically assaulted her and threatened to kill her.

The female victim was visibly upset due to her crying and shaking. A deputy immediately noticed she had injuries to her left leg and left arm. The deputy also saw she only had a towel covering her upper body.

Another deputy advised she also had redness around the front of her neck.

The caller stated that the female victim beat on the door frantically. When she opened the door, the victim was crying and shaking and did not have any clothing covering her upper body. The victim said her boyfriend, 41-year-old Miguel Angel-Renteria, had just assaulted her and tried to strangle her to death at her residence. The neighbor then let the victim inside the home with the children and called 911. She stated the incident so shook the victim that she collapsed on the floor.

The victim advised a deputy that Miguel was under the influence of methamphetamine. He reportedly lashed out at her due to him accusing her of cheating on him and tampering with his mobile phone. Miguel allegedly began being physical with her, so she scratched him in the face in self-defense to get away from him. She said that Miguel forced her to the ground, struck her with an HDMI cable, and ripped her shirt off. Her children reportedly tried to stop the incident but could not. She tried to run away, but Miguel allegedly grabbed her by the back of her hair, pulled her down, and strangled her. Miguel then reportedly threatened to get a machete. That is when she gathered her children and ran across the street. She advised Miguel never assaulted the children.

A deputy observed that she was missing a portion of her hair on the back of her head.

Metro EMS tended to her injuries, but she stated they did not need to transport her to the hospital.

At this point, she informed deputies that her keys were still inside of the residence but that they could break a chain on a back door to gain entry if necessary.

Deputies broke the chain and gained entry into the residence, where they located Miguel on a couch in the living room. They quickly took Miguel into custody.

Miguel reportedly appeared disoriented and under the influence of narcotics. He could not seem to keep his eyes open and had trouble forming sentences. Metro EMS evaluated Miguel and advised that he be taken to the hospital for further evaluation before being taken to jail.

A deputy located her shirt, the HDMI cable, and a machete.

Miguel initially gave law enforcement a fake name and birthdate. It was later learned of Miguel’s true identity by a mobile fingerprint scanner. The victim informed a deputy that Miguel used a false identity because he has previously been deported and had illegally re-entered the country.

Miguel was later transported from Cartersville Medical Center to the Bartow County Jail and released to staff without incident.

The BCSO took warrants against Miguel for aggravated assault resulting in strangulation, battery, false imprisonment, and two counts of cruelty to children in the third degree.