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Man strikes officer during fight at downtown restaurant

1/19/14 -- 2:00 p.m.

By: Andrew Carter (WRGA News)

A man who police say attacked them while trying to arrest him is in the Floyd County Jail at this hour, charged with numerous crimes.

According to a Rome Police report, 25-year-old Wesley Ryan Wright of 205 Woodbine Avenue in Rome was highly intoxicated at the Mellow Mushroom restaurant in downtown Rome early Sunday when he began to fight with the restaurant owner.

When Rome Police arrived at around 1:00 AM Sunday, Wright allegedly ignored demands to stop fighting and punch an officer in the head.

Wright was then tazed and taken to the patrol vehicle.

On the way to the jail, Wright allegedly threatened to harm the officer's wife and children.

Wright was jailed on charges of felony obstruction of an officer, two counts of terroristic threats and acts, three counts of misdemeanor obstruction, battery, battery of a peace officer, public drunk, and disorderly conduct.


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