A man is behind bars for stalking and threatening to kill a woman at her home Sunday morning.
The victim told deputies that father of her child, Dewan Montez Harden, 31, of LaGrange, had become irate about her dating another man and threatened to kill her, according to a Troup County Sheriff’s Office report. She pulled into her driveway in the 200 block of Tatum Drive at about 2:10 a.m. Sunday morning after a date, when Harden “showed up out of nowhere” walking towards her car. The victim said she then locked herself in her car where Harden began beating on the window telling her that he was going to kill her.
He walked away towards his car parked at the end of the street after the victim called 911. Harden left the scene and the victim ran inside of her house to wait as deputies arrived. Deputy Jennifer Spivey arrived and Harden began calling the victim’s phone repeatedly.
The victim answered Harden’s call in Spivey’s presence where Harden stated he was coming back to the house to kill the victim and, after learning that police were at the home, he stated “good cause I’m going to kill you then they’re going to kill me,” according to the report.
Spivey called for back up after the victim told police that Harden was likely telling the truth because he always carried a gun.
Harden continued calling the victim’s phone stating that he was coming to kill her and that police were going to have to kill him first.
Additional deputies began to arrive at the location when one observed Harden’s maroon SUV parked at the end of the street with the lights turned off.
Spivey instructed the victim to stay inside the house and lock the doors before she and other deputies approached Harden’s vehicle and placed him under arrest.
Harden has been charged with terroristic threats and stalking under the family violence act. He is being held at the Troup County Jail without bond.