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RCSO: Man threatens wife over access to cell phone

CONYERS — Angered that his wife would not allow him access to her cell phone, a Conyers man has been arrested for allegedly striking and threatening her with a knife.

The victim, who was taken to Rockdale Medical Center, Wednesday night told Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Lendon McCoy that she and her husband, Juan Antonio Trevino, 20, had an argument earlier in the evening over her cell phone.

“She told me they had a trust issue a few months back and when he asked her for the code to her phone, she told him no,” McCoy reported.

According to the victim’s written statement, she said she was only joking, but Trevino became angry, yelled at her and then left the apartment.

When he returned, the argument turned violent when Trevino allegedly pulled her hair, pushed, kicked and hit her with his elbow. When she tried to prevent him from packing his clothes and leaving, “he grabs a knife and states he was going to ‘kill her’ if she doesn’t move,” the report states.

After receiving the victim’s statement, Deputy McCoy arrested Trevino at his Sigman Road home. Trevino told the deputy that he became angry when his wife denied him access to her phone so he went for a walk.

“He stated he came back and wanted to get his stuff to leave. He stated she would not let him and he began yelling bad things to her and picked up the knife and told her he was going to hurt her,” the incident report states. “He stated he said this because she was in his way. He stated she then pushed him and he fell down.”

The deputy secured warrants for Trevino for the family violence offenses of aggravated assault, battery, terroristic threats.