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.
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
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