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Report: Man intimidated elderly woman, spat on police

June 22, 2021–3:13 p.m.


A 55-year old Rome man was arrested at his Wayside Road residence Monday on a felony charge of intimidation of the elderly.

According to Floyd County Jail records, Edward Lamar Baker screamed at an elderly woman, punched out two windows in front of her, and then threatened to blame her for his injuries.

Baker also threw a baseball bat at a male family member.

He also allegedly spat in a police officer’s face and refused to get out of the patrol vehicle, making officers remove him.

Once at the hospital, Baker used abusive words in front of staff.

He was additionally charged with criminals trespass, disorderly conduct, obstruction of law enforcement, simple battery against a police officer, and public drunk.