A Rome man has been charged with his third felony aggravated stalking charge since Jan. 31 after he was accused of calling a woman from jail, violating an order to not contact her.
According to Floyd County Jail reports:
Billy Joe Cook, 49, of 407 Flora Ave., was arrested March 8 on his second aggravated stalking charge in just over a month. He had been arrested Jan. 31 on the same charge, but was released days later. He now faces another aggravated stalking charge related to his call Sunday.
On the morning of March 8, he followed a woman to CVS Pharmacy, 1915 Maple Ave., and made threatening remarks to her. He also drove by the woman’s home. By contacting her he violated a temporary protective order as well as the terms of his conditional bond.
He had been arrested in late January after being accused of sending a threatening and intimidating text message to a woman, violating the TPO.
In addition to the stalking charges, he is also charged with felony aggravated assault; terroristic threats and acts; possession of a Schedule I controlled substance; possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance; possession of a Schedule III controlled substance; possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; possession of methamphetamine; and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies. He is also charged with misdemeanor drugs not in original container and possession and use of drug-related objects.