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A 32-year-old man was arrested Thursday on charges that he punched his girlfriend and forced the bloodied victim to withdraw $500 from an ATM in West Ashley, according to the Charleston Police Department.

Timothy Fred Glines Jr. of U.S. Highway 78 in Ladson faces counts of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, armed robbery, kidnapping and third-degree assault and battery.

Glines has been on probation since December 2011 after pleading guilty to failing to stop for blue lights.

An incident report stated that a 30-year-old Summerville woman picked up Glines about 5:45 p.m. near Pebble Road and Stinson Drive. Glines and the woman have a 16-month-old son together, the report stated.

The passenger started hitting her in the face and head, and made her drive to a nearby ATM at the TD Bank on Orleans Road and get the cash, she told officers.

The woman said she tried to escape, but he stopped her and threatened to kill her, according to the report. He may have been armed with a box cutter, the report stated, because one was in the seat when he got into the car.

“I’ll kill you if you call the ... cops,” the passenger said, according to the report. “You better not tell anyone about this.”

He then had her drive to a Wendy’s restaurant on Folly Road, where he got out of the car and got a ride with a friend, she told the authorities. She then drove back to West Ashley, where she called the police, according to the report.

Police officers found a large amount of blood on her hair, shirt and pants, and throughout the vehicle, the report stated.