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Rome man assaults woman and her 8-year-old daughter during violent domestic in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on November 24th, 2020, at around 12:41 PM, Officer Bryant responded to an apartment on Alabama Highway in reference to an open line domestic altercation. Floyd County E-911 Dispatchers advised that the altercation sounded very heated and physical from what they could hear over the phone. E-911 advised the history to the phone number that called showed to have warrants for a Lamar Raymon Lashley, 28, of Rome, who was known to be with the victim at that address. Lamar left the scene and ran off through the woods prior to officers arriving. Officer Mobbs called for EMS to check both the victim and a young juvenile. The victim told officers Lamar had struck her in the head before shoving her into a wall causing damage. The victim stated her eight-year-old daughter, who was witnessing the brutal attack, was attempting to run away and call E-911 when Lamar grabbed her, pulling her down a flight of stairs. At one point during the attack, Lamar had the victim pinned to the wall choking her cutting off her airway. The victim advised that Lamar held her against the wall with his hands against her throat. She said that she was not able to touch the ground and did not believe he was going to stop choking her. The juvenile who heard the altercation and screaming, taking place rushed downstairs. The juvenile witnessed Lamar on top of the victim, pinning her down to the ground. She said that Lamar was on top of the victim and was using one of his hands to hold her down and the other to cover the victim’s face. Lamar advised the juvenile not to call the police because he would go back to jail. The juvenile said her right forearm hurt from hitting the corner of the wall while being pulled down the flight stairs. Officers reported seeing a hole in the drywall, which matched the size of the victim’s injury. Officer Bryant filled out the victim notification form. Officer Bryant also advised her of the restraining order/TPO process and how to obtain one. Warrants were taken out for Lamar’s arrest. According to a separate report on December 9th, 2020, Officer Bryant, Sgt. Penny, Officer Hinkley, and Officer Walters responded to the same address in reference to an open line for a welfare check. Officers arrived and immediately spotted Lamar and apprehended him without incident. The victim advised officers that Lamar arrived at their address and was walking toward her aggressively. She advised her daughter to run and call E-911. Lamar was transported to the Floyd County Jail charged with aggravated assault, theft by taking, criminal trespass, obstruction of a person making a 911 call, two counts of simple battery, and cruelty to children in the first degree.