Courts news

A Rome man accused of taking money for property improvements from elderly people was one of 39 people indicted by the most recent Floyd County grand jury.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Ronald Dean Murphy, 44, was paid several thousands of dollars for work on homes and decks but, after taking the money, did not complete the work. His actions also caused at least one elderly man “mental anguish.”

He was indicted on a charge of exploitation of an elder or disabled adult on Friday.

Murphy is also accused of similar crimes in Cherokee and Cobb county.

Child molestation

A Floyd County man who was arrested in October has been indicted on a child molestation charge.

Police have accused Casey Shane Holcomb, 35, of committing a sexual act against a 14-year-old-victim

Aggravated assault

A Floyd County man was indicted on an aggravated assault charge from an incident where police say he attempted to strike an elderly man with an axe and punched his mother in the face, then continued to threaten them by phone while he was on the run from police.

Zachary Daniel Patrick, 28, ran into the woods after the attack and then used his cellphone to call the victims and continue to threaten them while trying to avoid police.

The charge in the indictment does not necessarily show all the charges filed against a person accused of a crime. Others on the list from last week’s deliberations are:

Macy R. James, false statements and writings

George E. Price, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

William H. Street, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act

Xavier V. Cannon, possession of prohibited items

Hollis H. Turner, possession of prohibited items

Leigh A. Linderman, contraband inside guardline

Kelsey S. Dial and Jerry R. Justice, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act

Scotty M. Chatman, sex offender registry violation

Morgan J. Sitz, sex offender registry violation

Robert L. Smith, sex offender registry violation

Tony T. Washington, sex offender registry violation

Jacqueline L. Brackett, sex offender registry violation

Bobby J. Cunningham, criminal damage to property

Jill M. Brown, financial transaction card fraud

Brittany J. Cowan and Michael L. Towe, terroristic threats

Jerry W. Sprayberry, criminal damage to property

Keisha H. Taylor, aggravated assault

Christopher R. Perry, aggravated assault

Ruben A. Solis, criminal damage to property

Edward E. Walraven, aggravated assault

Christopher C. Ely, Chelsi R. Smith and Jaden D. Tate, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act

Michael B. Perrien, aggravated battery

Aaron A. Watts, felony battery

Kevin W. Eddy, entering an automobile

Derek R. Hooper, aggravated assault

Amellio D. Price and Shane N. Womack, riot in a penal institution

Jason E. Buffington, terroristic threats

Rickey E. Hampton, burglary

Erin C. Ware, terroristic threats

Zachery K. Fraser, identity fraud

Stacey M. Gardner and James B. Spivey, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act

Kevin T. Hunter, aggravated stalking

Michael S. Marsh, exploitation of an elder or disabled adult

Roger C. Weems, exploitation of an elder or disabled adult

Justin O. Floyd, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act

Travis Vannell, sexual battery

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