Upon the arrival of Bartow County deputies to a residence on Dolphin Drive in Cartersville Tuesday morning, a female advised her boyfriend (22-year-old Todd Rylands) grabbed her by the throat and began to strangle her.
She was able to free herself and tried to call police, but Rylands took the phone away and hid it. When she found it, she contacted someone who reported the incident to 911.
A deputy observed two marks below her left eye, which was swollen and red. She also had marks on her neck.
Rylands stated “whatever she said happened is what happened.” Todd Rylands was arrested for aggravated assault resulting in strangulation, battery, and obstructing or hindering a person making an emergency telephone call.