A Rome woman accused of putting a Rome police officer in a chokehold was released from the Floyd County Jail on $11,200 bail Wednesday, according to jail records.
According to jail and Rome police reports:
Rubenia Kenyun Finley, 32, of 1347 Redmond Circle, Apt. E8, was arrested Tuesday at a Calhoun Avenue address after an officer was called to the home because of a domestic disturbance.
Finley told the officer that she was the owner of items inside the home and that these items, including a refrigerator, washer and dryer, were not being given to her. The police officer told Finley that she would have to go through the court system and Finley began yelling.
When Finley was told to calm down and the officer tried to remove her from the porch, she began screaming at the officer and the homeowner. When she tried to attack the homeowner, the officer took her arm, but Finley struggled and pulled away. She then got behind the officer and put him in a chokehold.
The officer called for help on his radio and told Finley to get off him. Finley released him and backed away.
The officer pulled out his Taser, turned it on and told Finley to lay face down on the ground, which she did.
Finley was charged with felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault. She was also charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and simple battery against an officer.