Man charged with child cruelty

October 10, 2019–7:17 a.m.


A 51-year old Rome man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly firing a gun inside his Alfred Avenue residence while a child was close by.

According to Floyd County Jail records, the bullet stopped just a few feet away from where the child was standing in the hallway of the home.

Christopher Thomas Fricks was charged with 1st-degree cruelty to children, reckless conduct and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

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