NWGA Scanner | August 23rd, 2022

Rome woman arrested after dog bites off finger of 5-year-old girl in Floyd County

According to Floyd County Jail records, on August 11th, 2022, Haley Lashay Rhinehart, 32, of Rome, was arrested this week after her actions resulted in a dog biting off the finger of a 5-year-old girl. According to the report, police said that Rhinehart left the dog, which was known to be aggressive, unsupervised on an illegal tether. The dog proceeded to break free and attack the child at a location on Park Road. Rhinehart was booked into the jail, charged with cruelty to children in 2nd degree and reckless conduct.