Man accused of assaulting woman, children

January 31, 2022–6:34 p.m.


A Rome man was arrested Sunday after he entered a home on Reservoir Street, chased a woman with a knife, and threatened to kill her.

According to Floyd County Jail records, 34-year old Jamal Tyrone Harper caught the woman, started to beat her and bite her.

He also beat and bit two kids in the home.

When the victim tried to call 911, he took her phone and broke it.

Harper also broke a phone of one of the kids when they tried calling for help.

Harper is charged with aggravated assault, 1st and 3rd-degree cruelty to children, criminal trespass and hindering or obstructing a 911 call.

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