A Rome police officer was injured in an early morning assault outside Floyd Medical Center, reports stated.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Joshua Daniel Richardson, 43, is charged with felony aggravated assault on a police officer after he attacked the police officer with a tree branch around 3 a.m. Saturday.

The officer sustained injuries to an eye and his eyeglasses were damaged during the assault. Richardson is also charged with a felony probation violation.

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