The McDuffie County Sheriff's Office arrested Earnest Calvin Whitaker, 32, of the 100 block of County Line Road, on Sept. 29, on charges of aggravated assault.
According to an incident report, at 11:23 p.m. Officer Barry Whitfield responded to a call in reference to a woman being chased by a man with a machete. Whitfield spoke with the victim, Marilyn Huff, who said her boyfriend, Whitaker, had left the residence, leaving the machete stuck upright in the wooden porch.
According to the report, Huff said Whitaker had displayed several violent outbreaks during the previous few days. She said on Sept. 27 he threw a hot bowl of sauerkraut on her, burning her right shoulder.
Whitaker was located shortly after the incident on Sept. 29. He was taken into custody and transported to the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center.