[VIDEO] Man flees municipal court, jumps in river

July 16, 2020–12:00 p.m.


Freedom was short-lived for a man who ran out of the joint law enforcement center and then jumped into the river.

According to Rome Police, Wesley Scott Furnish was originally in municipal court for a traffic violation.

It was then discovered there was a felony probation warrant for his arrest.

Furnish asked to go to the restroom and that’s when he bolted.

Once in the water, Furnish held onto a log and floated a little while before giving up.

The Rome Fire Department lowered a flotation device into the water and Furnish grabbed on.

He was checked out by EMS before being transported to the Floyd County Jail.

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