Tuesday Crime Reports

February 12, 2019---10:04 A.M.


A man and woman from Kingston are charged with felony possession of meth.

According to Floyd County jail records, 30-year old Kyle Erwin Skinner and 31-year old Cindy Marie Cantu were arrested at Dollar General on Highway 293 after a traffic stop.

Cantu gave a false name during the stop which led the arresting officer to search the vehicle. Meth, syringes and a pipe were all found; leading to the pair’s arrest.

Cantu is charged with misdemeanor false name and date of birth, while Skinner is charged with open container in a vehicle, and seatbelt use, both misdemeanors. Both are charged with misdemeanor possession of drug-related objects.  


A 50-year-old Rome woman is charged with felony credit card theft and fraud.

According to Floyd County jail records, Glenda Michelle Dixon of a Heritage Way address was arrested Sunday night after she stole and withheld a debit card from the victim.

She also stole 26 Oxycodone pills valued at $130.

She is also charged with theft by taking for the Oxycodone Pills.


A 47-year-old Calhoun man is charged with felony obstruction of law enforcement.

According to Floyd County jail records, Jackie Levon Smith was arrested Monday afternoon after shoplifting a reported $168.54 in soft drinks from Walmart on Redmond Circle. While fleeing the scene, Smith struck a Rome police officer with a closed fist, causing the officer minor injuries.

Smith is also charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass, as an active restricting notice from the Walmart was filed against him in April of 2018. 

Trion Police Chief David Gilleland told WZQZ News that the death is still under investigation, but for now, the incident is being treated as a fatal four-wheeler accident.
Several area roads still have standing water on them and some remain closed.
Due to potential flooding that could create unsafe road conditions tomorrow morning, Floyd County Schools will be on a 2-hour delay for all staff and students.
The National Weather Service has extended a flood watch through Friday night.
A driver crashed into the Cottis Inn on Martha Berry Boulevard
As another round of storms move across northwest Georgia, power outages are widespread
A shooting took place on Shorter Avenue around 12:45 Wednesday afternoon.
Wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph will be possible through the rest of the day for portions of northern Georgia.
The man was caught on video entering Main Street Grocery and Bait at 6817 N. Main St in Acworth where he held the clerk at gunpoint while taking money from the register.
The City of Rome Office of Downtown Development proudly unveiled a new logo Tuesday night at a Downtown Development Authority