Man arrested for aggravated assault

August 7, 2019–8:40 p.m.


A 35-year-old Rome man was jailed Tuesday on a felony warrant charging him with aggravated assault in connection with an incident on July 29.

According to the warrant, Devin Lashaun Watts kicked in the front door of his apartment on Dodd Boulevard.

He then proceeded to the bedroom where he attempted to flip a woman out of the bed.

Watts then reportedly got on top of the woman and choked her.

The victim’s daughter stabbed Watts twice in the back in an attempt to get him off her mother.

She then got Watts in a chokehold to get him to release the victim.

Watts was also charged with 3rd-degree cruelty to children.

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