A Rockmart man was charged and later released on bond after he was reported by police to be driving aggressively and cussing at a Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy, according to a Rockmart Police report.
This past Friday, March 19, Kristopher Peyton Nally, 46, of 6747 Braswell Mountain Road, Rockmart, was jailed for a short time and released on a $440 bond after he was charged and booked with aggravated driving at the Polk County Jail.
The misdemeanor charge stemmed from an encounter on the road between a Floyd County Sheriff’s deputy who was providing transport between Floyd and Paulding County. Nally was pulled over in the parking lot of Zaxby’s with the Sheriff’s Deputy when Rockmart Police arrived to figure out what was going on
Per the deputy, Nally had pulled up next to his vehicle and began “to scream at his passenger” while at an intersection. The deputy told a Rockmart Police officer who came to assist after Nally was pulled over that he had continued screaming at the officer and used obscenities.
Nally told police a different story. He said he spotted the deputy weaving in and out of traffic around Coot’s Lake Road and Highway 278 and was “doing at least 85 mph in a 55 mph zone.”
Nally told officers that he pulled up next to the deputy at the intersection of Highway 113 and Highway 278 and cuss at him but told him to “slow down, f*** you, slow down.”
Police reported that when Nally was being taken into custody that he was resisting, and they threatened to use their taser on him if he didn’t comply.
He ultimately went to jail without further incident on March 19, and was bonded out not long after.
No additional charges were filed.