The DA says a man has been found guilty of manhandling his girlfriend and forcing her to return to a Cherokee County home

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A Cherokee County man has been convicted of kidnapping his girlfriend and holding her against her will.

In March 2022, an off-duty Cobb County officer saw Cameron Burnett Long, 45, forcefully carrying a woman into an apartment building. Call 911 and report a domestic disturbance.

Investigators say Long and his girlfriend got into an argument and she decided to spend the night at a family member’s house.

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While her belongings were being packed into trash bags, Long reportedly threw a bag at her and she fled the apartment.

Long is accused of chasing her through the parking lot, throwing her to the ground, picking her up and carrying her back to the apartment, where he held her down with his forearm. Finally, she sprayed him with pepper spray and managed to escape.

Authorities say the couple’s relationship has a history of domestic violence.

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During the four-day trial, jurors heard testimony from eight witnesses, including the victim and the off-duty officer.

A date for sentencing has not yet been set.

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