A Rome man remained in jail Sunday without bond after being accused of assaulting another man, according to Floyd County Jail reports.

According to reports:

Kenneth Eugene Ballard, 37, of 182 Branson Road, was arrested at his home Sunday at 11:29 a.m. after he grabbed a man, placed him in a headlock and put a knife near his neck.

After arresting Ballard, officers found a white pill in his left pocket.

Ballard is charged with felony counts of aggravated assault and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

Ballard also is charged with a misdemeanor count of simple battery under the Family Violence Act.


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