Arrest reports for June 20

Friday, June 30, 2023–11:18 a.m.

-Floyd County Jail records-

Man charged with arson, burglary

A 70-year-old Rome man has been jailed on charges of arson, burglary, criminal damage to property, and aggravated stalking.

According to Floyd County Jail records:

James William Whitaker violated a permanent protection order by going onto the victim’s property on Harris Road.

He then took two boxes containing the personal effects belonging to the victim’s deceased mother and then damaged the residence by starting a fire.

Woman charged with child cruelty, animal cruelty

A 52-year-old Rome woman was arrested at her Boyd Valley Road home on charges of 2nd-degree cruelty to children and 17 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals.

According to Floyd County Jail records:

Ginger Lynn Jameson allowed a minor to live in an unsafe habitat with feral cats that had soiled the residence to the point where the air registered on an ammonia meter.

There were 17 cats and one kitten, and the majority suffered from infections requiring emergency vet care.

Man facing weapons charges

A Rome man is facing multiple charges following his arrest at Paris Drive and Conn Street.

According to Floyd County Jail records:

57-year-old Alvin Sylvester Chambers Jr. was stopped after he failed to maintain his lane, traveling into oncoming traffic and driving with his high beams on.

A 9 mm handgun with an altered serial number was found under the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

Chambers is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, criminal use of an article with an altered identification mark, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, obstruction of officers, unlawfully carrying a weapon, driving while unlicensed, failure to dim lights, failure to maintain a lane and reckless driving.

Man charged with forgery

A 45-year-old Rome man is accused of signing someone else’s name to a vehicle title.

According to Floyd County Jail records:

Michael Anthony Battaglia has been charged with a felony count of 2nd-degree forgery in connection with the incident that occurred earlier this month.

Battaglia has been in jail since June 14 when he was picked up on a couple of probation violation warrants.

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