A Rome man remains in the Polk County Jail on multiple charges after he was reported to have caused a family member to fear for her own life, assaulted her and refused to allow her to leave or call 911.
Polk County Police took out warrants for Andy Latham Morgan, 30, of 404 Woods Drive, Rome, following an incident at a family member’s home this past weekend.
Police were called out on the morning of March 21 following the incident to hear from the family member at her home.
According to the report, Morgan is accused of pushing the family member down multiple times after they realized he was high and wanted to keep a 3-year-old child away from him for fear the child might be harmed. When she tried to leave the room, Morgan jumped out of bed and pushed her down to the ground several times.
After Morgan assaulted the woman, he then took her phone, prevented her from calling 911 on his own phone as well, and kept her from leaving the house using physical force during the night.
Police reported “numerous bruises on the insides of both her upper arms from where she stated Andy pushed her down numerous times and grabbed her arms while doing so.”
Ultimately, police charged Morgan with a felony for parole violation, along with misdemeanors for battery, false imprisonment, theft by taking, unlawful conduct during a 911 call by using obscene/vulgar/profane language to intimidate or harass 911 and third degree cruelty to children. He was taken into custody by Polk County Sheriff’s deputies on the warrants on Thursday.
He remained in jail on a $7,000 bond.