Report: Man gave a handgun to a 4-year old child

February 14, 2022–10:48 a.m.


A 37-year old Rome man has been arrested on charges of 2nd-degree cruelty to children following an incident Sunday at his residence on North Avenue.

According to Floyd County Jail records, Matthew Allen Howren handed a 4-year old child a handgun.

The child then pointed the gun at his mother.

An 8-year old child was also present.

Howren was additionally charged with reckless conduct and 3rd-degree cruelty to children.

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