Bakersfield man arrested for threatening to kill victim in domestic violence spout

Man arrested, booked in Kern County Jail

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon a domestic violence victim accused him of threatening their life, according to officials.

On April 30, at about 5:30 a.m., officers with the Bakersfield Police Department went to 33rd Street regarding an unknown situation.  When officers arrived, they said they found a victim of domestic violence.

Officers said the investigation revealed that on April 29, at about 11:30 p.m., 24-year-old Robert Ivan Golthwaite Sr., of Bakersfield, arrived at the victim's home, and an argument began.

During the argument, Golthwaite Sr. pushed the victim to the ground and held her down.  According to officers, the victim also pulled out a firearm and threatened to kill the victim, but instead he struck the victim with the firearm leaving visible injury. 

Officers said Golthwaite Sr. then reportedly fled the home only to return at about 5:00 a.m. on April 30, and continued to threaten the victim's life.

The victim then reportedly convinced Golthwaite Sr. to leave and called the BPD.

Officers with the BPD said they found Golthwaite Sr. on McNew Court. He was taken into custody without incident, according to police.  During the arrest, officers said they found an airsoft pistol on Golthwaite Sr.

Golthwaite Sr. was arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail for aggravated assault, spousal abuse, and criminal threats.

Anyone with information is urged to call the BPD at 327-7111.

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