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Report: Woman tried to kick police officer in the face

January 31, 2022–6:45 p.m.


A Cedartown woman, wanted on a warrant for armed robbery in Gordon County, was arrested on Avenue B in Rome Sunday.

According to Floyd County Jail records, 34-year old Lori Jane Ponder was located in the high rise where she was not a resident.

She then fled on foot from the police.

When officers caught up with her, there was a physical confrontation where Ponder grabbed an officer’s hands and arms and tried to kick him in the face.

Ponder is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, felony obstruction, and criminal trespass.

She is also being held for the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office.