Bartow County man arrested for hitting girlfriend with SUV, taking 4-year-old, deputies say

Gene Tomlinson (Bartow County Sheriff's Office)

A Bartow County man was arrested on a number of felony charges, including kidnapping.

Gene Tomlinson was arrested Sunday morning.

Investigators say after he ran his vehicle into his girlfriend's SUV, Tomlinson snatched his girlfriend's 4-year-old child and took off.

Deputies went to Tomlinson's home where they say Tomlinson had barricaded himself and the 4-year-old in a locked bedroom.

As deputies forced their way into the home, they say Tomlinson jumped out a window.

He was eventually captured and arrested.

The 4-year-old wasn't hurt.

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