Author: Trena Howell

Driving Intoxicated With Children In Vehicle Lands Woman In Jail

Angela Star Lindsey, 36 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said she was driving intoxicated at high rates of speed with two children in her car.

Police said that after stopping Lindsey for speeds of nearly 80 mph down GA 1 near Walker Mountain they discovered she was driving on a suspended license.

Police then discovered that she was in possession of, and driving on, marijuana.

Two six  year-old children were also inside the vehicle.  Officers added that one of them was not in a car seat.

Lindsey is charged with speeding, safety restraint violation for a child, possession of marijuana, DUI, two counts endangering a child by DUI and driving on a suspended license.

Rome Woman Found Driving High at High Rates of Speed with Children in Car

Ms. Fields Arrested for Beating Man In Front of 3 Children

Kayla M Fields, 19 of Rome, was arrested this week after beating a man in front of three children.

Reports stated that Fields broke a window to a home on Dodd Blvd before hitting the victim numerous times in front of several children.

The victim was reportedly covered in blood from the attack.

Fields is charged with battery, criminal trespass and cruelty to children in the third degree.

Rome Teen Jailed After Beating Man in Head

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Possession of Drugs & Gun

A traffic stop for an expired registration resulted in felony drug and weapon charges for 48 year-old Jason Nathaniel Pope.

Reports said that Pope was stopped on GA 101 at Isbell Road when officers noticed that his car registration had expired.  While speaking with Pope, officers said they noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

A consented search then led officers to find suspected methamphetamine in his front pant pocket, a bag of marijuana under the car seat and a firearm.

Pope is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and operation of an unregistered vehicle.

Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug, Weapon Charges for Rome Man

Bullock Charged With Laying Drag Down GA 27

Shonterrius Demonta Bullock, 27 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he was laying drag down Ga 27 near Berry College.

Reports said that Bullock was spotted leaving a business while laying drag down the road.

Police said that when they spotted Bullock he attempted to avoid capture and speed away reaching over 100 mph.

Reports added that Bullock eventually left his lane and travel before having a wreck.

Bullock is charged with laying drag, reckless driving, failure to maintain land and attempting to elude police.

Rome Man Leads Police on Chase After Laying Drag

Woman Dies In House Fire on Friday

A 66 year-old Rome woman, Margaret Mixon, was killed in a house fire on Wingfield Street in West Rome on Friday.

Fire crews were dispatched to the home just after 8 pm Friday to a fully involved fire.

When firefighters arrived neighbors told them that Mixon was still inside.

They were able to find the body, but was deceased on scene.

Reports added that the fire appeared to be accidental.  They went on to say that the home was a total loss.

An autopsy for Mixon is pending.

Homeless Woman Arrested for Child Molestation


A homeless woman has been arrested on seven counts of child molestation.

According to the arrest warrants, 34-year old Amanda Sue Charles had sex in front of children at a location on Martha Berry Boulevard.

She also forced some of the children to watch pornography.

The incidents occurred between April 1 of 2018 and January 27, 2019.

The man involved in the sex acts, 40-year old Gabriel Kendall Ragland, was arrested on January 12.

Alabama Man Jailed in Rome for Felony Theft & 3rd Degree Forgery

Adam Lee Maroney, 46 of Leesburg, was arrested this week after reports said he used another person’s checking account to buy a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Police said that Maroney wrote a check for $5,600 without the owner’s permission back in May of last year.

Reports added that after Maroney was advised that the check did not clear, he refused to return the motorcycle.

Maroney is charged with felony theft by taking and 3rd degree forgery.

Leesburg Man Jailed in Rome for Stealing Harley Davidson with another’s check