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Arrest reports for April 20

Arrest reports for April 20

Saturday, April 20, 2024–4:15 p.m. Floyd County Jail records- Warrant: Man ran over deputy’s foot A Rome man is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer after he allegedly ran over a Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy’s foot on April 4. According to the arrest warrant: 57-year-old Alvin Sylvester Chambers Jr.,…

FCPD honors four officers with traffic safety awards

FCPD honors four officers with traffic safety awards

April 19th, 2024 – 4:15 PM Floyd County Police Department – The Floyd County Police Department recently recognized Officers Todd Jackson, Edgar Quijada, Johnathon Bradley, and Nathan Sangphim, for their work throughout the year in traffic safety and education, who helped with the goal of reducing the number of injuries and fatalities from automobile crashes…

Paulding fugitive accused of murder arrested by task force in Dawson County

Paulding fugitive accused of murder arrested by task force in Dawson County

April 18th, 2024 – 2:45 PM – WRGA Staff Reports – The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office reported that 44-year-old Jonathan Bates of Dallas, Georgia, was arrested Tuesday in Dawson County by a multi-agency task force serving a bench warrant. Bates had been at large since 2022 after missing a court appearance for which he was…

Police investigating shooting incident in North Rome

Police investigating shooting incident in North Rome

Thursday, April 18, 2024–12:08 p.m. -Rome Police reports- The Rome Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Sunday on Camp Street in North Rome. According to an incident report: A man fired several shots at a vehicle during an argument. There were two small children in the area when the shots were…

Arrest reports for April 18

Arrest reports for April 18

Thursday, April 18, 2024–12:00 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Man charged with robbery by sudden snatching An Albany man has been arrested in connection with a robbery on Woodberry Drive in Silver Creek that occurred in September of last year. According to the arrest warrant: 53-year-old Darrell Pernell Jones entered the residence to speak with…

Hancock: Gaming machines a moral issue, not about money

Hancock: Gaming machines a moral issue, not about money

Friday, April 18, 2024–11:48 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Both Floyd County and the City of Rome are working on ordinances to address coin-operated amusement machines. Floyd County Public Safety Division Director John Blalock told the county’s public safety committee on Thursday that he has spoken to Assistant Floyd County Attorney Chris Jackson and got…