Man Arrested In Home Invasion Domestic Incident

Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a local man on domestic violence charges after he allegedly chased his exgirlfriend into her home and attempted to take the phone from her as she called 911.

Thursday night about 9:37 p.m., Deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walker Village mobile home park on West Point Road in reference to reports of a home invasion in progress.

Deputies were advised that a male subject had forcibly entered the residence and was attempting to take the phone away from the caller after she called 911 and screaming could be heard in the background.

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and located the suspect, later identified as Anthony Glenn Cromer, and detained him on the front porch of the residence.

Deputies then made contact with the female victim and she stated that Cromer was her former boyfriend. She advised that Cromer had attack her after forcibly entering her home.

The victim explained that Cromer had shown up at her residence unbeknownst to her and when she exited her vehicle to enter her residence the altercation began. She stated she then ran into her residence, locked the door and called 911.

The victim stated Cromer then kicked the door open and proceeded to grab her in an attempt to forcibly take the phone away from her to prevent her from calling for help.

The female advised she had feared Cromer would hurt her, which is why she called 911.

When deputies attempted to get Cromer’s side of the story, he claimed that the female victim had picked him up and brought him to the location and she had taken his phone, not the other way around.

Deputies then asked Cromer if he kicked the door in and he admitted he did so, but insisted it was no problem because it was his residence.

The victim did confirm that she and Cromer did previously live together at the location, but she stated he left to live with his mother and had vacated the property.

Deputies noted that Cromer appeared to be very intoxicated.

As a result, Cromer, age 45, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Simple Battery – Family Violence Act, Criminal Trespass – Family Violence Act, and Interfering with a Call for Emergency Service.

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer