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High School Football Scoreboard

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

LAFAYETTE 27 – COAHULLA CREEK 14
CEDARTOWN 50 – RIDGELAND 6
TRION 38 – B.E.S.T. ACADEMY 6
CHATTOOGA 28 – DADE 13
N.W. WHITFIELD 22 – HERITAGE 15
N. MURRAY 56 – LAKEVIEW F.O. 17
CALHOUN 52 – WOODLAND 6

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Summerville Man Jailed in Rome For Walking In Middle of Hwy. 27 While High

Kevin Alphonso Boykin, 48 of Summerville, was arrested on Martha Berry Blvd in front of Berry College after reports said he was found walking in the middle of Highway 27 while high on drugs.

Police stated that when they arrived on scene they found Boykin sweating profusely and told that that people were trying to kill him. Officers added that it appeared that Boykin was under the influence of drugs.

After taking him into custody and placing him in the back of the patrol car, Boykin began to kick the right rear window.  Officers added that they then sat Boykin upright and while attempting to place the seat belt on him he began to kick them.

Boykin is charged with pedestrian under the influence of alcohol and obstruction of police.

Summerville Man Jailed After Walking into Traffic on US 27 while High
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Woman Tries To Beat Another Woman To Death; Jailed

Evelyn Charlene Langley, 47 of Armuchee, was arrested this week after reports said she attempted to beat 39 year-old woman to death.

Police stated that Langley hit the woman in the face so hard that it knocked her out for several hours.

Reports added that Langley then proceeded to get on top of the victim and choke her with the intent to cause death.

The incident occurred at her home on Turkey Mountain Road August 17th.

Langley is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and battery.

Armuchee Woman Jailed for Attempting to Beat Another to Death
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Trion Woman Accused of Skip Scanning at WalMart

A Trion woman is accused of skip-scanning items at the LaFayette Walmart, according to the Police report.
22 year old Aleigha Faith Young paid for just over $50 in items… but left the store with $278 in un-scanned items.
She was taken to jail Monday by LaFayette Police on a shoplifting charge.

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Man Jailed for Allowing Nine Children to Live In Deplorable Conditions

Jarvis Darrelle Adams, 36 of Rome, was jailed this week after reports said he allowed nine children to live in deplorable conditions that included dog feces and urine along with having no running water or food.

Officers stated that there was not a functioning bathroom or toilet inside the home due to it being used as a junk room.  Officers added that they also observed the shower having a floor that had fallen through, and a garden tub filled with a thick liquid that moved like jello.

Police went on to say that the kitchen was covered in mold, cob webs, mice droppings, and feces.

The children were also left with no access to clean clothing and food.

A two-year-old dog was also found at the home injured.  Reports stated that the dog had been struck by a vehicle and was left without veterinary care.   Reports added that the dog will have to have its leg amputated and was also suffering from hookworms and fleas.

Adams is charged with cruelty to animals, cruelty to children in the 2nd degree and nine counts contributing to the deprivation of a child not resulting in serious injury or death.

Warning Graphic: Rome Man Jailed After Allowing 9 Children to Live in Deplorable Conditions, LEaving Dog to Suffer
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Three Jailed on Major Drug Charges

Three Rome men, Thaddeus Damien Barrett, 26, Timothy Da’Juan Askew, 28, and Reginald Delmar Watkins, 45, were arrested on a variety of drug charges following a search at 424 Decatur Street.

Police stated that Barrett and Askew were found with a firearm, a large amount of marijuana packaged in multiple baggies, Adderall, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and Alprazolam.

Barrett was also found with a firearm.

Barret is charged with possession of marijuana, distribution of marijuana, two counts possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession of ecstasy, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, three counts possession of a schedule II controlled substance, three counts possession of a schedule II controlled substance with intent to distribute,  possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Askew is charged with possession of marijuana, distribution of marijuana, , possession of a schedule I controlled substance, , possession of a schedule I controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of ecstasy, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, three counts possession of a schedule II controlled substance, three counts possession of a schedule II controlled substance with intent to distribute,  possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Police said that Watkins was found in possession of cocaine. He was charged with possession of cocaine.

Rome Men Jailed on Major Drug Distribution Charges
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Atwater Acquitted of 2019 Murder

A 21 year-old Rome man, Joe Paul Atwater, who has been jailed since he was a teen was acquitted for murder and released on Wednesday.

A jury found Atwater not guilty after his attorney argued that he was only acting in self defense when he shot and killed Jonathan Lynn Hull back in 2019.

The state argued that  Hull was retreating from a verbal altercation when he was shot. GBI medical examiner Andrew Koopmeiners testified that the bullet had entered through Hull’s left lower back and exited on the opposite side of his chest.

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Murder suspect Joe Paul Atwater, 19 of Rome, has been jailed for the shooting death of 26 year-old Jonathan Lynn Hull.

Police said that Atwater shot and killed Hull back on August 19, 2019 at a home on Walnut Avenue.

Atwater is charged with murder and aggravated assault.

Rome Man Found Not Guilty of 2019 Murder

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The Rome Police Department is investigating the shooting of Jonathan Lynn Hull 26 years of age of a Walnut Ave. Rome address. On August 17, 2019 approximately at 17:27 a shots fired call was reported outside an apartment complex located at 3 Cliff View Drive Rome, Georgia. A black male was found outside the building and a resident began first aid measures and alerted responding personnel that it was an actual shooting at the location. The victim was transported to Floyd Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. The victim will be transported to the GBI Crime Lab awaiting an autopsy.

The incident is under investigation at this time by the Rome Police Department to determine the cause for the altercation.

The suspect has been identified as Joe Paul Atwater. The suspects location is not known at this time. He is considered dangerous. Warrants have been issued for Aggravated Assault and Felony Murder.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Rome Police Department Criminal Investigation Division. If you have a location of the suspect call 911 immediately.

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Calhoun Woman Arrested for Arson

A Calhoun woman has been arrested in connection with a house fire in Whitfield County.

According to Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King, 25-year old Jessica Delli is charged with 1st-degree arson, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, criminal damage to property, and reckless conduct.

The fire occurred in the early morning hours of October 6, and completely destroyed the 30-year-old, 2,000-square-foot home on Broad Acre Road in Dalton.

Investigators determined the fire originated in the living room of the residence and was intentionally set.

One occupant of the home was taken to an Atlanta hospital with injuries and remains in stable condition.

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