Man accused of damaging property with a small hammer

April 18, 2022–5:25 p.m.


A 65-year-old Rome man was arrested in the area of Burlington Road Sunday on charges of criminal attempt to commit a felony and 2nd-degree criminal damage to property.

According to Floyd County Jail records, Nevin Mantz II broke the windows of the victim’s home and car.

He also broke both headlights on the car and used a small hammer in an attempt to gain entry to a business that was closed.

Once caught, Mantz pulled away from officers and attempted to grab a hammer in his pocket.

Mantz was also charged with battery and felony obstruction of law enforcement officers.

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