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Rome man arrested after assaulting woman and causing damage to property with hammer in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on April 17th, 2022, at 5:14 AM, Officer Bleecker and Officer Stanfield responded to an address on Burlington Road in reference to a possible altercation. Officer R. Carrington arrived on the scene first and advised officers that the offender, Nevin Mantz II, 65, of Rome, had walked off. PFC R. Carrington did ask for us to ride through Todd Street in order to attempt to locate the subject, while PFC R. Carrington did drive down Burlington Road. Officers did locate Mantz shortly after and detained him. The victim advised that Mantz had begun berating her verbally at this time and told her, “I told you not to f**k with me, b***h.” She continued by stating that Mantz broke the front window of her car with a hammer, busted out a windowpane to her apartment window, and even busted out the headlight covers to the vehicle as well. According to the report, She stated she was scared that Mantz was going to harm her. She also stated that he “jabbed” her with the handle of a broom into her apartment. There was a visible red mark on the right side of her pelvis where Mantz pushed her with the broom. Officer Stanfield reported, “With all the information at hand, we attempted to leave. As we were leaving, [I] noticed Mantz laying face down in the back seat. [I] opened the door in order to check on Mantz, and he immediately stated he wanted to go to the hospital due to having a heart attack. Due to this, [I] called an ambulance to the scene to check on Mantz due to the severity of the possible claim he was making. Mantz stated that his back was also hurting at this time due to issues he had had in the past. Mantz did not show any possible back pain when he first got into the back of patrol vehicle 65. During this time, PFC R. Carrington drove to the Shannon Grocery in order to check on the alarm call at the store. PFC R. Carrington did advise there was a small hole in the window to the right of the doors that was consistent with a small hammer.” The ambulance did arrive on the scene and checked on Mantz. The EMTs advised that his vitals were fine. Mantz was then transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with battery, 2nd-degree criminal damage to property, criminal attempt to commit a felony, and felony obstruction.