NWGA Scanner | March 22nd, 2021

Rome felon strangles woman during domestic, found in possession of handgun while being arrested

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on March 2nd, 2021, Officer Doan and Officer Masciovecchio were assisting Chief Investigator Weaver with locating a man with a warrant, James Christopher Jenkins, 37, of Rome. The warrant was from a violent domestic incident that occurred back on December 6th of last year. Reports stated that James used his hands to strangle a woman during the domestic altercation. Officers had information that James was possibly at an address on Pine Street, so they went with him to check the address. Officers and investigators arrived and located the 2007 burgundy Chevy Tahoe that James is known to drive. They made contact with James inside the house. The owner of the house stated that he did not want police inside the house anymore, so he advised James that he needed to go outside. When the chief investigator advised James that he was under arrest, he became argumentative, stating he knew he did have not warrants because he just checked in with his probation officer. James initially refused to comply with officers and would not let them take him into custody. James was eventually taken into custody without incident. James, who is a convicted felon, was also found in possession of a black and silver 9mm handgun. James was booked into the Floyd County Jail charged with aggravated assault warrant and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. While in jail, James received an additional charge after he stalked the female victim from inside the jail. Reports said that James was served a no-contact order after being incarcerated. Within 25 minutes after being served, he called the victim. He then proceeded to repeatedly call the victim 24 times over the next six days. James was then charged with felony aggravated stalking.