Rome News-Tribune

Man charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute

- Doug Walker, associate editor

A traffic stop near the intersecti­on of East 17th Street and High Street resulted the arrest of a Rome man on meth and marijuana charges, reports stated.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

William Riley Brock III, 55, was pulled over Thursday afternoon when police who knew of an active warrant for his arrest saw him behind the wheel of a vehicle.

When police search Brock they found suspected marijuana inside a cigarette pack and a clear bag with a crystallin­e substance suspected of being methamphet­amine in his pants pocket. The officer also confiscate­d more than $1,000 in cash from Brock’s pocket.

Brock gave consent for a search of the vehicle and police found a second bag of the suspected meth in the vehicle.

The outstandin­g warrant for Brock charges him with felony theft for taking a homemade car hauler trailer from a location on the Alabama Highway earlier this month.

Brock is charged with felony possession of meth and possession of meth with the intent to distribute and misdemeano­rs for possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license.

Seatbelt violation leads to felony drug charge against Rome


A Floyd County police officer who observed a motorist in the Shannon area driving without his seat belt found a glass pipe with methamphet­amine residue in the car, reports stated.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Nicklous Yvone Barnes, 33, faces felony probation violation and possession of the meth charges along with a series of misdemeano­rs including driving on a suspended license, the seatbelt violation and possession of drug-related objects.

Report: Man used shovel handle to batter vehicle with children inside

Floyd County police arrested a man accused of breaking a shovel handle in half and then using it to batter a vehicle with an adult and two small children inside, reports stated.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

James Donald Lecroy III, 25, was arrested at a location of Haywood Valley Road on Thursday on charges stemming from the June 26 incident at a location on West Drive.

Lecroy is charged with felony criminal damage to property and two counts of felony cruelty to children in the third degree. He also faces a felony probation violation.

Task force charges man with possession of

stolen weapon

A Rome Floyd Metro Task Force arrested on Summervill­e resident on Shorter Avenue late Thursday night after finding a stolen handgun on the man, reports stated.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Lorenzo D. Knox, 43, was arrested at 6 Shorter Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Police recovered a Taurus handgun that had been reported stolen in Calhoun resulting in a theft by receiving stolen property charge

Knox also had a small amount of marijuana leading to a misdemeano­r possession charge.

Woman charged with

possession of Schedule II drugs

Rome police took a Bells Ferry Road resident into custody Friday morning after finding a quantity of hydrocodon­e pills stashed away inside an over-thecounter pain pill bottle, reports stated.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Kelly Jay Burns, 41, was arrested near the intersecti­on of Martha Berry Boulevard and Turner Mccall Boulevard around shortly after midnight Friday morning after police recovered the hydrocodon­e in an Aleve bottle.

She also faces a misdemeano­r charge of drugs not in an original container.

Aggravated stalking

A Rome man was arrested Thursday after allegedly taking photograph­s of a person’s vehicle and tag after being court ordered to have no contact with that person, reports stated.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Timothy Jacob Morgan, 36, was taken into custody at his Huffaker Road home Thursday by deputies on accusation­s that Morgan violated a court ordered bond condition during the first week of June.

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