Several inmates at the Floyd County Jail are facing new charges after they allegedly assaulted another inmate with a toothbrush. Reports stated that Toby Keith Johnson, 25 of Rome, and Scotty Joel Venable,38 of Rome, held a man down and inserted a toothbrush into his anus without his consent.
Several other inmates were also charged with being a party to the crime; Michael John Helterbrand,26 of Rome, Adam Masters,34 of Rome, Steven Maxwell Gilbert, 38 of Rome, Joshua Michael Pointer, of Rome, and Griffin Thomas Henson. 21 of Rome.
Authorities went on to say that the act was done as a gang type attack.
Venable is charged with aggravated sexual battery and participation in gang activity.
Johnson is charged with aggravated sexual battery.
Helterbrand, Masters, Gilbert, Pointer and Henson are charged with party to a crime of sexual battery.