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Man violates TPO, breaks into ex-girlfriends house and attempts to kill her during violent domestic in Fairmount

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Tuesday, April 5th, 2022, at approximately 1:22 PM, Deputy Morse responded to an address on Yarborough Mill Road Fairmount in reference to a physical domestic. According to the report, “While en route, Gordon 911 advised responding deputies that the victim had stated that Terry Allen Buttrum, 53, of Talking Rock, had left towards Fairmount in a green in color Ford Ranger. Deputy Morse advised Gordon 911 to give the lookout to Fairmount Police Department and surrounding counties.” The deputy arrived and met with the victim, who was very upset. She stated that she was sleeping when she was suddenly awoken by her ex-boyfriend, Mr. Buttrum, kicking in the front door and violently attacking her. According to the report, “The victim stated that Mr. Buttrum pinned her to the couch using his knee, on her neck, to the point where she could not breathe, stating “I’m going to f***ing kill you”. The victim stated that she pleaded with Buttrum that she couldn’t breathe. She stated she was barely able to get away and then attempted to run to the bedroom. She stated that Buttrum followed behind and then punched her in the stomach area. She stated that while on the phone with 911, Buttrum stated, “they will never find me”. According to the report, “The deputy noticed several serious marks on the victim’s face, neck, and stomach area. The deputy also noticed a boot print on the front door and the lock to be broken.” The victim advised the deputy that Buttrum had an active Temporary Protective Order against him for a very similar incident that had occurred in June 2020. Fairmount Police Department then conducted a traffic stop on Buttrum at 11877 Fairmount Hwy SE (K.C.’s Corner Restaurant). FPD detained Buttrum and awaited the deputy. According to the report, “Buttrum stated that he was staying with the victim and that she attacked him. Buttrum stated that she threw a glass item at him, which was why his hand had been bleeding. Before being transported to the Gordon County Jail, Buttrum stated to the deputy, “if you find anything in my vehicle, it’s because she put it there to set me up”. Buttrum was charged with Burglary 1st, aggravated assault (FVA), and criminal trespass.