Norman Lamar Garlin, 52 of Cedartown, was arrested near Doyle Road Baptist Church after he allegedly threatened to cut a 10 year-old’s hands off while in possession of a large blade.

Reports added that he also threatened to do the same to a witness.

Another small juvenile witnessed the altercation.

Garlin is charged with possession of a knife during the commission of a felony, cruelty to children in 1st degree, cruelty to children in the third degree, two counts terroristic threats and acts and probation violation.