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Rome Man Arrested for Raping Woman in Front of Child

Daniel Jacory Williams, 26 of Rome, was arrested this week after forcibly raping a woman while allowing the woman's child to witness the attack. Reports said Williams went to a home he had been told by police to stay away from and forced his way inside. While in the home police said that Williams to

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 22:06:57

Rome Women Charged with Drug Possession

Ginger Annette Allen, 50 of Rome, was arrested and charged with drug possession this week after police said they were executing a probation arrest warrant. Police said that a search of Allen led them to find a grinder containing suspected marijuana, scales and a glass smoking device in her vehicle.

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 21:54:57

Man failed to register as a sex offender

A Rome man who was jailed on other charges earlier in the month now faces an additional felony violation after failure to register his address as a sex offend-er, reports stated. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Trenton Tyrice Williamson, 27, of 18 North Fourth Street, who was arrested on cri

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:23:00

Woman charged with possession of meth

A Rome woman has been arrested after being caught with meth and drug relat-ed items, reports stated. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Audrey Lynn Cochran, 47, of 215 Hasty Road, was arrested at her home Tuesday night where police found a glass pipe with meth residue, bags used to package drug

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:26:00

Rome Man Faces Numerous Child Molestation Charges

Demetrice Lee Wilson, 39 of Rome, was arrested this week after police said he physically molested two small children. Reports stated that Wilson committed a sexual act with a 10 year-old child at an apartment on Chateau Drive back in 2015. Around the same time Wilson also allegedly used his finger t

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 12:33:52

Three Found with Drugs in Lindale After Man Found Not Wearing Seat Belt

Three men, Jesse Shane Brock, 19, Pete Allen Buck, 21, both of Lindale and 21 year-old Branton Kaden Hughes, were jailed on drug charged this week following a traffic stop at the Kangaroo Store at intersection of Maple Street and Summit Drive. Reports said that police pulled Brock over for not weari

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 21:27:55

Man gets life in prison for sexually assaulting, force-feeding children

A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of beating, sexually assaulting and force-feeding children, according to The Rome News-Tribune. Mark David Wagner, 41, physically and sexually abused two children for years and even had his friends torture them as if it were a game, of


Rome police investigating strongarm robbery on Shorter Avenue

A woman was reportedly robbed while leaving a restaurant on Shorter Avenue early Monday morning. According to Rome Police reports: The complainant had been drinking and went to the Waffle House on Shorter Avenue around 5 a.m. Monday. When she left, she was approached by a male who grabbed her purse,

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 18:07:00

Former Rome Middle School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Contributing to Delinquency of Minor, More

A former Rome Middle School teacher, Kasey Christian Green, pleaded guilty in court this week even though she maintains her innocence in a case where a students cellphone was taken and destroyed. Green pleaded guilty to criminal damage to property and two counts contributing to the delinquency of a

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 15:08:32

Man who attacked, threatened former girlfriend and another man with a knife sentenced

A Rome man pleaded guilty to threatening to stab a man and his former girlfriend at a motel room off Martha Berry Highway in September. Derek Ryan Hooper, 21, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, terroristic threats, stalking and third-degree cruelty to children charges and was sentenced to five ye

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 21:52:00

Cedartown Woman Arrested After Signing Ticket with Fictitious Name

Amber Dawn Bryant, 26 of Cedartown, was arrested in Rome after police discovered that she signed a traffic ticket with a fictitious name. Reports said that it was discovered that she was driving the vehicle without a valid drivers license and on an expired tag. The traffic stop occurred at the inter

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 12:26:52

Rome Man Arrested After Attempting to Hit Woman

James Manuel Painter, 65 of Rome, was arrested this week after police said he swung at a 59 year-old woman in an attempt to strike her while acting in a violent manner. Witnesses said that they heard Painter tell the victim that "I will kill you" and "I will knock your teeth down your throat". Polic


Marriott to open before end of month; city under deadline to sell homes in South Rome

Marriott International Hotel Opening Managers Erin Reed, from left,and Chantel Humphrey meet with Chris McHagee, assistant manager of the Rome Courtyard, David Stein and Rome Courtyard General Manager Bob Johnson Tuesday afternoon. The hotel is slated to open March 28. (Doug Walker, RN-T) Felicia Ca

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 00:00:00

CPD arrests one in armed robbery

According to Calhoun Police Chief Garry Moss, on Friday March 16, 2018 Calhoun Police arrested 30-year-old Lorie Jane Thacker, of 238 Maple Drive, Cedartown, in connection with a January 31, 2018 armed robbery. Detectives began an investigation into the matter, after receiving information that Thack

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 12:31:00

Rome City Schools announces new assistant superintendent

Rome City Schools would like to announce that Dawn Williams will become the assistant superintendent for Rome City Schools effective April 2, 2018. Williams has a B.S. in Mathematics from Tennessee Wesleyan College and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Tennessee Technological University. She al

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 16:43:00

Lindale Man Arrested for Attacking Another at Floyd Medical Center

Henry Joseph Boucher, of Lindale, was arrested this week after police said he hit a 47 year-old man in the face causing him to suffer visible injury to his jaw while at Floyd Medical Center. Reports added that the victim also suffered an injury to his neck. Boucher is charged with simple battery and


Toddler found dead in Cartersville; police investigating

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Police in Cartersville are investigating after learning of a small child's death early Monday morning. Officers arrived at the 300 block of Old Mill Road around 6:50 a.m. after a call of a cardiac arrest. There they found an unresponsive 2-year-old girl. The child was later conf


Woman allegedly kidnapped by ex-boyfriend has been found

CANTON, Ga. - Police have confirmed that both a woman and her ex-boyfriend who allegedly kidnapped her have been found. Police say that the suspect and the victim were found in separate locations. Calvin Elliot, the ex-boyfriend, is in custody and Brittany Young, the victim, is being interviewed at


Rome Man Charged with Hitting Woman in Head

Marcus Lance Bullard, 34 of Rome, was arrested this week after police said he hit a 23 year-old woman in the face at the intersection of Calhoun Avenue and Burnett Street. Reports said that the the victim suffered redness and swelling to her right eye and cheekbone. The incident occurred back on Nov


2 facing meth possession charges

Two Rome men were in jail without bond Sunday night after they were arrested and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Matthew Cleveland Stapleton, 28, of 103 Juniper Way, and Garrett Todd Christian, 26, of 414 Terhune Road, were found by police a