Report: 71-year old man hit woman with a crowbar

April 16, 2020–10:00 a.m.


An alleged assault with a crowbar lands a 71-year old Rome man behind bars.

According to Floyd County Jail records, John Robert Payne hit the female victim in the back of the head and then pulled her hair while she was on the ground.

The incident occurred at Payne’s Ohio Drive home Wednesday, according to the report.

Payne is charged with aggravated assault and simple battery.

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