Daniel Jerome Warthen, 26. (Credit: Conyers Police Department)

Man who told police he wasn’t ‘going back to jail’ arrested in DeKalb

A man who allegedly told police he’s “not going back to jail” is in custody in connection with an attack on his girlfriend, Conyers police said.

Daniel Jerome Warthen, 26, was arrested without incident Tuesday night at a Lithonia residence by DeKalb County police, Conyers police spokeswoman Kim Lucas said Wednesday morning.

A lookout had been issued for Warthen after police said he beat his girlfriend so badly that he broke bones in her face, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Warthen is in the Rockdale County Jail on a charge of aggravated battery, Lucas said. 

Warthen also has a felony conviction, police said, although details are not known.

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