The man who used his car to repeatedly ram another vehicle during a chase along Turner McCall Boulevard on Dec. 30 is facing felony charges, police said.
“It was road rage, basically,” Rome PFC Carl Davis said. “It was a family argument, and they brought it out on the road. Luckily, no one was injured.”
Clifton Jeffery Haney, 49, of 58 Montre Circle, Silver Creek, was charged with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor cruelty to children.
He is accused of ramming his green Ford Escort LX into a black Ford Expedition driven by Randy Wayne Cook of Calhoun.
Cook said the chase started at Walmart on U.S. 411.
He said he was pumping gas at Walmart when Haney, a former family member by marriage, accosted him and asked for $200 to pay his power bill.
Cook said he refused — but when he left the lot Haney allegedly followed him, cut him off and repeatedly rammed Cook’s vehicle as he continued driving.
Police were alerted by a cell phone call from a passenger in the Expedition.
Haney was arrested in the parking lot of Payless shoe store at the intersection of Turner McCall Boulevard and Riverbend Drive. He remained in jail the night of Dec. 30.