NWGA Scanner | September 25th, 2022

Rome man arrested for DUI after kicking in door to home on Rockmart Highway

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on September 7th, 2022, at 2:02 AM, Officer Overstreet responded to an address on Rockmart Highway in reference to a subject later identified as Dustin Copeland Fincher, 28, of Rome, that kicked a males door in. Dispatch advised that the male complainant advised that Dustin had left in a dark pickup with a four-wheeler in the back. The victim stated that he was asleep on the couch and was woke to the knocking at the door and his dog barking. He stated that he asked who was there and was told that it was Dustin. He stated that Dustin kept beating on the door and saying man, I have to tell you something. The man said that he told Dustin to hold on, and that is when Dustin busted the door in and started to come inside. Officer Overstreet reported, “[I] looked at the door, and it was broken where the deadbolt enters the door frame. He then stated that he grabbed a fire poker that was next to the door and told Dustin to leave. He stated that Dustin told him that if he hits him, that will be the last time he ever does. He stated that Dustin went back to the truck and then left back toward Rome.” Officer Overstreet located Dustin and his red Chevrolet pickup with a four-wheeler in the back at the Mapco gas station. As the officer began to turn in, the truck pulled out onto Mathis Road at 411 E. After being stopped, Dustin asked if he was free to go. Officer Overstreet reported, “As Dustin was talking, [I] noticed he had red bloodshot eyes, the odor of alcohol coming from his breath, and that he was having trouble keeping his balance. Dustin stated that he didn’t break into any house and that he was not a thief. [I] asked him if he had been drinking this evening, and Dustin stated no. [I] advised him that he was under arrest for criminal trespass.” Dustin refused field sobriety tests and the state test. Officers located a bag of marijuana was located under the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Dustin was booked into the Floyd County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana, DUI, criminal trespass, and open container violation.