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Zombie-film actor allegedly beat 2 women, and the taste of his blood

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A Georgia man known for producing and acting in a few zombie movies was arrested last week and accused of physically assaulting two women, including that of his hand in the mouth so they can taste his blood.”

Eliot Ryan Rutledge, 30, was charged with the crime of aggravated assault and false imprisonment as a felony battery, simple battery and disorderly conduct, The Rome News-Tribune reported, citing court documents.

The researchers said Rutledge, a woman trapped in his home in August 2018 by blocking the exits, then slapped, poked, and elbowed her.

Eliot Rutledge was charged with assault and battery, among other counts.
(Floyd County Jail.)

The documents claimed Rutledge attacked the same woman in his house between June and October, 2017 and 2018. On one occasion, he allegedly “choked the victim and grabbed her by the neck, hit her in the front garden of [his house], and continued to choke her once she was on the ground.”

In January of this year, the researchers said Rutledge choked and bit a second woman, causing bruising and serious cuts. Less than two weeks later, Rutledge allegedly cut his fingers and pushing before them, in his alleged victim’s mouth.

He was being held without bond at the Floyd County Prison in Rome, about 70 miles northwest of Atlanta.

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IMDB.com credited Rutledge with the production of, and trade in 2017, the short films “Gangsters and Zombies” and “Gangsters and Zombies II.”

The News-Tribune reported that he also acted in local productions, including the Rome Shakespeare Festival.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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