According to the reports:
James Daniel Wallace, 41, of Cartersville, barricaded himself in the basement bathroom of a Nickolas Street home after police responded to a call of a female getting tased at the residence.
Wallace sat against the door to keep anyone from getting into the bathroom and told responding officers if anyone attempted to coming in he would stab himself in the throat.
After several attempts to get the suspect to slide the knife under the door failed, officers sprayed pepper spray under the bathroom door and then forced their way in when Wallace reacted to the spray.
The suspect struggled with officers and was tased before dropping the knife and being taken into custody.
Wallace was taken to Cartersville Medical Center for treatment of self-inflicted cuts on his neck and left chest sustained during the struggle with officers and for mental evaluation.
He was charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, sexual battery, false imprisonment and three counts of obstruction of a police officer.