NWGA Scanner | May 8th, 2021

Rome felon arrested after stealing check from mail box and AK-47 during burglary of Silver Creek home

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on February 1st, 2021 an officer spoke with a victim in reference to a fraud report. She stated that she put out a check that was made out to her mortgage company in her mailbox on December 28th, 2020. The complainant noticed that the check was gone in which she thought the mail carrier took it. She later received a letter in the mail from her mortgage company stating that she owed January’s and February’s house payment recently. She called the mortgage company, and they informed her that they never received the January payment. When she got in contact with her bank company, they informed her that the check was deposited electronically, and she received copies of the information. The charge was withdrawn from the complainant’s Wells Fargo account on December 31st, 2020 for the amount of 510.00$. The check had two individuals who signed their name on it Lacee Howard, 23, of Rome, and Nakia Nelson, 70. The complainant advised she did not know the two suspects. According to the report, Floyd County Investigators already had an open case on Howard. On December 20th, 2020 she burglarized a home on Pleasant Valley Road in Silver Creek and stealing close to $1,850 worth of items. According to the report, she stole an AK-47, range bag and its contents, 10 AK magazines, a Hawk precision Red Dot and a AR 500 plate carrier. Howard was transported from the Dekalb County Alabama, Jail and booked into the Floyd County Jail on April, 19th, 2021, charged with first-degree burglary, identity theft fraud x2, fourth-degree forgery x2, theft by taking from the mail, criminal trespass x3, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony theft by taking from the mail, and failure to appear.