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59-year-old Rome man arrested after trespassing incident

October 6th, 2021 – 11:20 AM

Staff Reports –

A Rome man was arrested after trespassing onto a property and placing four people at the residence in fear of being violently injured.

According to Floyd County Jail records, 59-year-old James Hampton Goss of Rome allegedly trespassed on a property and was told multiple times to leave by a victim.

The jail report states that Goss then charged at the victim reaching for their neck. Goss also tried to force entry into the home by violently pounding on a glass screen door while loudly making threats, causing three other victims inside the residence to be in fear of their safety – two of which were juvenile victims.

Goss is being charged with 2 counts of felony cruelty to children in the 2nd degree, simple assault, terroristic threats & acts, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespass.