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February 17, 2017 GMT

Report: Offender returned to jail to face riot, gang charges

A former inmate of the Floyd County Jail was returned to Rome from Gilmer County on Thursday to face felony charges stemming from an incident at the jail last October.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

Robert Austin Miller, 25, of 1686 Scott Road, Can ton, punched another Floyd County Jail inmate in the face back on Oct. 25. He faces felony charges of rioting in a penal institution and participating in criminal gang activity along with misdemeanor battery in connection with the incident.

Miller was indicted by a Floyd County grand jury on the charges in December. He was originally arrested by local authorities June 24 on a warrant issued in Gilmer County. He was held in the local jail until December when he was transferred to the jail in Ellijay.

Miller was in jail without bond Thursday night. Doug Walker, associate editor

2 inmates accused of having meth in jail

Two inmates at the Floyd County Jail received more charges Thursday for having methamphetamine in the dayroom at the jail.

According to jail reports:

James Eric Mackey, 44, and Michael Wayne Huskins, 41, each received more charges Thursday after being found with methamphetamine and marijuana in the C-Block dayroom.

Mackey is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and crossing the guard line with drugs.

Huskins is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and crossing the guard line with drugs.

Man accused of having narcotics, pot

A Rome man remained in jail Thursday without bond after being accused of having narcotics and marijuana.

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

John Thomas Duvall Jr., 36, of 1502 Moore St., was arrested Wednesday at 4:21 p.m. on Abrams Road after police found marijuana and Alprazolam in his possession.

Duvall is charged with felony possession of a Schedule IV narcotic and misdemeanor possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Kristina Wilder, staff writer

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