According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On December 14th, 2023, While patrolling K-9 Capt. Hovers received information from an investigator about Antoine Deshaune Peak, 31, of Rome, who had active felony warrants. According to the arrest warrant, on October 28th, Peak discharged a firearm toward a person in a vehicle on Rising Fawn Trail following an argument. People, including children, were in the area when the gun was fired, putting them in danger. The victim’s vehicle was struck causing over $500 in damage. The investigator Peak was leaving the area of Rising Fawn Trl in a black Dodge Avenger with a tag number CVH 1100. Capt. Hovers located the vehicle and observed the passenger Peak not wearing his seat belt. Lt. Hovers conduct a traffic stop ending in the back parking lot of the old Piggly Wiggly. Capt. Hovers reported, “After stopping, [I] made contact with the Peak and explained the reason they were being stopped. When [I] asked for his name he stated “Naim Fate, 3/18/1992″ and stated he was sorry for not being buckled up (as he fastened his seat belt). Prior to the stop, [I] was provided with the subject’s correct name and a current photo. As officers arrived on scene, the subject was asked to exit the vehicle but he refused. At this time [I] reached into the vehicle, unlocked the door and opened it. The subject was then removed for the vehicle. As the subject unfolded himself from the vehicle (very large subject) he was asked to turn around and place his hands behind his back, but was not being cooperative. He began stiffing his arms to prevent me from being able to place him in handcuffs. During this, Officer Masicovecchio announced a deployment of his department issued taser. As the officer pointed his taser at Peak, he finally complied. He was then cuffed and search. During the search a small amount of marijuana was located in his pants pocket.” Peak was also found to be wanted out of North Carolina on felony warrants. Peak was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with felony aggravated assault, 2nd-degree criminal damage to property, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, giving a false name to law enforcement and date of birth to law enforcement, seat belt violation, and possession of marijuana. Ashlyn Nicole Bryant, 29, of Rome was arrested during the same traffic stop and charged with hindering apprehension for providing shelter and transportation for someone she knew was wanted.
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