Standoff With Police in Rome

Michael Reece Ellis, 24 of Rome, was jailed this week after a standoff with police at a home on Burnett Ferry Road.

Reports said that Ellis illegally entered the home and refused to leave. When officers were called Ellis proceeded to steal a handgun from the victim and barricaded himself in a closet.

SWAT was dispatched and once they entered the home Ellis gave up without any additonal issues.

Ellis is charged with felony theft by taking and criminal trespass.

Rome Man Steals Gun, Barricades Self in closet, SWAT Called