Rome man arrested after illegal dumping of weapons and drugs

David Lee Chittom, 34, of Rome, was admitted to Floyd County Jail this week after being illegally dumped on Freeman Ferry Road and then escaped on foot.

During the search, officers reportedly found a bag of suspected marijuana, a bag of methamphetamine, a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun (which was reported as stolen), a Taurus .9mm pistol, heroin ammunition and digital scales. The incident occurred on July 7th this year.

Chittom was also wanted because of an incident on May 8th this year. That day, Chittom is accused of stealing $ 3,800 worth of goods from a store on Highway 411.

He was recently arrested in Gordon County before being extradited to Floyd County to face charges.

Chittom is charged with possession of marijuana, dual possession of a controlled substance on Schedule I, possession of a controlled substance on Schedule I with the intent to distribute it, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, theft by obtaining stolen property, possession of a firearm by a convict Felon, Disability, Shoplifting, and Probation Violation.


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