NWGA Scanner | October 24th, 2022

Rome couple arrested after tag light violation leads to a large amount of drugs and stolen gun

According to e Floyd County Rome Floyd Metro Task Force incident report, On October 11th, 2022, 11:04 PM, FCPD Officer Puckett was traveling east on Shorter Ave just west of its intersection with Redmond Circle when he stopped a dark blue Chevrolet Camaro for no tag light. According to the report, “The vehicle came to a stop in the lot of the McDonald’s located at 2215 Shorter Avenue.” Officer Puckett reported, “Upon the initial approach of the Camaro, [I] made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Jordan Mykel Pruitt, 31, of Rome. Pruitt appeared nervous during our initial interaction. [I] was also able to detect a faint odor of what my training and experience allow me to know as marijuana. [I] asked Pruitt about any marijuana that may be located inside the vehicle. Pruitt told me that there was no marijuana inside the vehicle. When Pruitt was asked when the last time marijuana was inside of the vehicle was, he told me there hadn’t been any marijuana inside of the vehicle.” The officer had Pruitt step out of the vehicle so that he could show him the light that was nonworking properly and explain his warning to him. During a probable cause search of the vehicle due to the odor of marijuana being present. Pruitt continued to deny having any marijuana or anything else illegal inside the vehicle. Pruitt also mentioned that he was trying to get home quickly due to the female in the passenger seat, Madeline Shyann Boozer, 20, of Rome, being pregnant with his child. Officers with the Rome Floyd Metro Drug Task Force (RFMDTF) assisted with the search of the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, a large quantity of marijuana was located under the front edge of the front passenger seat. According to the report, “There was a large quantity of marijuana located inside of the glove box as well. Both quantities of marijuana were located on the passenger side of the vehicle where Boozer was seated at the time of the stop.” According to jail records, A search warrant was then issued for a home on Dodd Blvd. The search of the home resulted in officers finding additional marijuana that was packaged in individual baggies, as well as methamphetamine packaged for resale. Clonazepam was also located on both Pruitt and Boozer. During the execution of the search warrant, a stolen Ruger handgun was also recovered. Pruitt was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with three counts possession, distribution, or manufacturing of marijuana and meth, felony theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felony probation violation. Boozer was charged with three counts possession, distribution, or manufacturing of marijuana and meth, felony theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony crime.