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Woman charged with aggravated cruelty to animals

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023–3:22 p.m.

-Floyd County Jail records-

Cassie Lynn Cowart

A Rome woman was arrested Thursday on a felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals and a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty.

According to Floyd County Jail records:

39-year-old Cassie Lynn Cowart withheld food, water, and vet care for two dogs.

One of the dogs was in such a state of starvation that she became aggressive toward officers.

The other dog also showed signs of malnourishment, according to the report.

Covington man accused of having cell phone inside Floyd County Prison

A Covington man is accused of possessing contraband while an inmate at the Floyd County Prison in September of last year.

According to the arrest warrant:

Macario Laquenton Hudson was found with a cell phone while at the prison.

He is charged with possession of items prohibited for inmates.

Report: Woman paid for food with counterfeit money

A Rome woman has been arrested on felony warrants charging her with 1st-degree forgery.

According to the warrants:

22-year-old Brooke Cheyenne Reynolds paid for food at Zaxby’s and Little Ceasar’s in West Rome and Zaxby’s in East Rome with counterfeit $100 bills back in December. She then received change from the fake bills.

She then gave police her sister’s name when she was stopped after leaving the Zaxby’s on Shorter Avenue.

Reynolds is also accused of stealing more than $384 in merchandise from the West Rome Walmart on Thursday.

She is additionally charged with 2nd-degree forgery, theft by deception, theft by shoplifting, giving a false name or date of birth to law enforcement, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and driving a vehicle with suspended, canceled or revoked registration.

Man facing drug charges

A 40-year-old homeless man was booked into the Floyd County Jail late last week on multiple drug charges.

According to jail records:

During the execution of a search warrant at a home on Oakwood Street on Jan. 6 turned up more than an ounce of marijuana, more than an ounce of cocaine, and several oxycodone pills.

There was also a pistol located in the room with the narcotics.

Demarcus Tyrell Ferguson is charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine, possession of marijuana and cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of a Schedule II drug, possession of a Schedule II drug with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of drug-related objects.

Man charged with meth possession

More charges for a man already in the Floyd County Jail.

According to jail records:

39-year-old William Lonnie Kitchen is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug-related objects after the execution of a search warrant turned up meth and a glass pipe in his vehicle on Alabama Highway on Feb. 9.

Kitchen was originally jailed on burglary charges after he allegedly entered an outbuilding on Alabama Highway on Feb. 9 and took a chainsaw and electrical wire.

Kitchen is also accused of stealing a washer and dryer from a residence of a deceased person on Flannery Street in July and theft of jewelry and clothing from a home on Bollen Court back in October.

Man who fled wreck now charged with possessing a stolen vehicle

Additional charges have been filed against a Calhoun man who fled after a wreck on Highway 411 in Rome last week.

According to Floyd County Jail records:

29-year-old Michael Hunter Garrett was found in possession of a stolen Honda Accord valued at $20,000 and was charged with theft by receiving stolen property.

Garrett was initially arrested on Feb. 15 after crashing into a guard rail and then fleeing the scene before barricading himself in the men’s room of a nearby convenience store.

He admitted to being under the influence of marijuana, methamphetamine, painkillers, and other possible drugs.

Garrett said he fled after his vehicle hit a guard rail because he did not want to deal with the police at that time.