Benjamin David Flores

Benjamin David Flores

A Rome man accused of shooting a pistol in his Leland Avenue home was being held in jail without bond Tuesday night.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Benjamin David Flores, 31, of 300 Leland Ave., reportedly brandished two firearms and discharged a .45 caliber handgun during a verbal altercation late Monday inside his residence. He then damaged the victim’s property, which included antiques and electronics. The value of the damaged property exceeded $1,000. In addition, he knocked holes in the drywall and sliced the drywall in the home.

On April 20, the report stated, Flores intentionally killed the victim’s dog by striking it with a pipe several times.

When officers arrived, Flores came out of the residence “in a very menacing manner” asking them if they wanted to sexually assault him and demanded to be arrested.

Flores is charged with felony aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act, criminal damage to property under the Family Violence Act, cruelty to animals, terroristic threats and acts as well as possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He is also charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct and solicitation of sodomy.

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