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A Rome man was in jail without bail on felony assault charges Sunday night.

According to Floyd County Jail records:

Joel Wayne Davis, 26, of 205 E. Seventh St. is charged with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor battery under the Family Violence Act. He’s also facing a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass.

Davis is accused of forcing himself into a residence that he was banned from early Sunday morning, chasing the victim with a pocket knife and hitting and scratching her.

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