Joe Lewis Leath

A Rome man remained in jail Sunday without bond after being accused of choking a woman and then shooting off a gun.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Joe Lewis Leath, 70, of 400 Iron St., was arrested Saturday at 5:41 p.m. at his home after he pushed and tried to choke a woman. He then pointed a gun at the victim and fired the gun inside the house.

Leath is charged with felony aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act and misdemeanor counts of simple battery and reckless conduct.


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