Victor Teasley, 31, went to the woman’s home on Bonnie Lane to work on his relationship with the woman, police said.
They talked for a while, and Teasley went with her to run an errand at a convenience store on North Avenue, police said.
But before they arrived at Apex, 470 North Ave., Teasley pulled a gun and made the woman drive to an abandoned house where he once lived on Bradford Circle off Danielsville Road, police said.
He stole about $900 of her tax refund, police said, and when they got to the abandoned house, he brandished a gun and ranted about their relationship.
“They lived together at one point, and there were some relationship issues he wanted to resolve,” Athens-Clarke police Capt. Clarence Holeman said.
“She really felt he was going to kill her,” Holeman said.
Teasley drove the woman back to her home more than an hour later and warned her not to tell anyone what happened, but she called 911 at 2:32 p.m., police said.
The woman described the car that picked up Teasley from her home, and officers spotted it a short time later on Danielsville Road, police said.
Officers found two pistols in the car, one that Teasley allegedly held while arguing with the woman, police said.
Teasley, of 694 Fourth St., was taken to the Clarke County Jail, police said, and an investigator intended to apply for warrants charging him with armed robbery, and also with kidnapping under the Family Violence Act, police said.