“I’m watch u and all yo (expletive) kids die together,” one text message read.

A Gainesville man was arrested Monday after police say he threatened to kill a woman and her children.

Police say Deandre Jermaine Alston, 24, sent threatening text messages Jan. 28 to the woman — the mother of his 3-year-old child — after he became angry that she was letting another man, with whom she has three children, stay at her home for a few days.

A Gainesville Police Department report says that, when the woman drove to Alston’s home to drop off his 15-year-old sister and some children’s clothes, Alston suddenly approached her vehicle with their 3-year-old child in his hands.

The report says he got in the vehicle and began hitting the woman in the head and pulling her hair.

Alston’s 15-year-old sister yelled at him to stop and said she would "tell Grandma."

Police say the woman kicked Alston until she and the 3-year-old could drive away.

About 10 minutes later, the report says Alston began to call the woman repeatedly for about seven hours and sent at least 30 intimidating and threatening text messages.

“I’m watch u and all yo (expletive) kids die together,” one said. “I pray y’all (expletive) die from the same gun.”

Other messages read: “U gone get shot 3 times one in the chest one in the neck and one in the head,” and, “Ima torture all 4 of yall to death,” and, “It can be weeks or months or years but y’all got to die.”

Police say Alston also sent texts that said he was waiting outside the woman’s home.

When contacted by law enforcement, Alston said he believed he had the right to threaten the woman because of an alleged threat made by the man who was coming to stay with the woman.

The report says Alston repeatedly refused to meet with law enforcement to provide any evidence of that threat.

Alston was booked into Alachua County jail Monday at about 1 p.m. He was charged with battery, aggravated stalking, burglary, cruelty toward a child, and intimidation by written threats to kill or injure.

He currently has no bond because of a violation of probation charge. Bonds for the other charges total $215,000.

Alston has previously been convicted of battery.