Report: Man threatened to 'take out' ex-girlfriend, child

Report: Man threatened to 'take out' ex-girlfriend, child

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Police say a West Ashley man turned himself in this week after his ex-girlfriend and child's mother told officers he threatened to "take all three of [them] out."

According to an incident report, Charleston police officers responded to the Saint Andrews Gardens Apartments a little before 9:30 a.m. last Friday after receiving reports of criminal domestic violence.

When they arrived, a 32-year-old resident told police her ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Antonio Burgess, had just left after kicking in her locked front door and making threats towards her and their son.

The woman said she and Burgess recently split up, and the day before she changed the locks for the front door after he removed all his belongings from their apartment and took them to another unit in the complex.

According to the alleged victim, Burgess kicked in the door around 8:30 a.m. and grabbed their son out of his room. She said Burgess brought the child into her bedroom, and sat down on the bed.

Burgess told the victim he was on probation and that his only options were to go to jail or "take all three of us out," according to the incident report. The woman also said Burgess would not allow her to leave the room when she tried.

The incident report states the woman was able to use her phone, which Burgess broke the day before, to call 911, at which time Burgess fled. The woman told police Burgess also punched her in the back of the head the day before.

Burgess turned himself in at police headquarters on Monday afternoon. He is charged with criminal domestic violence and kidnapping.

He is being held in the Charleston County Detention Center, where he awaits a bond hearing.

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