A Rome man is charged with felony second-degree cruelty to children after he reportedly struck a 16-year-old and a woman early Wednesday.
According to Floyd County Jail reports:
Vincent Stewart Whitaker, 49, of 1018 Walnut Ave., is also charged with misdemeanor third-degree cruelty to children and simple battery under the Family Violence Act.
Whitaker reportedly punched the woman in the eye and punched a 16-year-old in front of another child. He remained in jail on a probation hold Wednesday night.