Bartow County deputies arrested 27-year-old Curtis Blake Cavender at a residence on Vaughn Dairy Road in the Rydal area early Thursday morning after he allegedly shot at them.

The deputies went to the residence after his ex-girlfriend called 911 from an unknown location, saying that Cavender went to her home and threatened her with a gun before taking her cell phone.

The deputies say that multiple dogs began barking as they approached the residence on foot. One stated that a male screamed from inside upon reaching the front door. That deputy reportedly said, “Sheriff’s Office,” and heard the male yelling, “Are you ready to get shot.”

A gunshot reportedly rang out from the window while the deputy moved back toward the other deputy. That deputy turned towards the window and loudly announced, “Bartow County Sheriff’s Office.” The deputy allegedly observed the top of a male subject’s head in the window where the gunshot came from. The suspect stated he was throwing the gun out of the window and that he didn’t know and didn’t want to get shot. He threw the gun out.

The suspect complied with orders to exit the front door with his hands up, and they took him into custody without further incident. Cavender reportedly stated he thought they were someone his ex-girlfriend had going to the residence to kill him.

He reportedly had a set of brass knuckles in his rear pocket, and two cell phones, one of which he stated belonged to his ex-girlfriend.

A deputy collected the firearm and reportedly observed a bullet hole through the window and the top of a plastic container against the window.

For the alleged crimes against the deputies and his ex-girlfriend, Curtis Cavender received two counts of aggravated assault upon public safety officers, one count of terroristic threats and acts, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.