NWGA Scanner | May 5th, 2022

Rome man arrested after slapping girlfriend’s 8-year-old daughter during domestic incident in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On April 24th, 2022, at 12:49 PM, an officer was dispatched to an address on Doncaster Drive regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, The officer spoke with the mother of the victim (8), who stated that the victim, her daughter, had refused to take her shoes off in the house. She states that when her boyfriend, Justin Dwayne Davis, 36, of Rome, attempted to sit her down and remove the victim’s shoes, the victim began to struggle and was struck by Justin. The victim stated that her mother’s boyfriend had slapped her hard in the face. The entire right side of the victims face was bright red with a handprint and appeared to be slightly swollen. Officers located Justin and placed him under arrest. Justin was transported to the Floyd County Jail and charged with battery and cruelty to children 1st degree.