Rome woman arrested on cruelty to children and aggravated animal cruelty charges in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On June 29th, 2023, at 8:11 AM, Officer Kesli Wade went to the residence’s of 278 and 280 Boyd Valley Road. Officer Wade made contact with Ginger Lynn Jameson, 52, of Rome, Animal Control Officers Bohannon, Atkins, and Director Walters in the drive-way. Officers Bohannon and Atkins informed Officer Wade that there were an abundant amount of cats and kittens that were severely ill. Jameson stated, “Am I going to jail again” when they arrived. On February 28th, 2023, Officer Wade made contact at the addresses with Jameson in regards to the trash and garbage buildup in the backyard. She received a complaint that Jameson had so much trash buildup that it was causing the neighbors to have rats in their yards. The complaints also stated that there were so many cats the area smelled strongly of animal urine. Officers reported that the home was filled with animal urine and feces and had an ammonia odor. Officers reported piles of feces throughout the house, smeared on the walls and furniture. Inside the fridge, officers located mold, cock roaches, urine, and feces. Officers also found that her 14-year-old juvenile son was living in terrible conditions as well. Officer Wade reported,” There was a large male cat sitting on the back of a chair. The cat’s eyes were open and were oozing yellow liquid. The mouth of the cat appeared to be stuck open with his tongue hanging out. The cat could not properly “meow” and was covered in fleas. All of the couches were saturated with urine stains and torn up. Another cat began to walk toward us, all white in color and appeared to be very skinny. One white and orange kitten was picked up that had obvious signs of infection in it’s eyes and nose.” Officers located 17 cats suffering from severe infections and in need of serious emergency care. Floyd County Investigator Webb arrived on the scene and assisted. Jameson’s bedroom was very clean and did not smell of urine or feces. Jameson was arrested and booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with cruelty to children, felony aggravated animal cruelty x17, and probation violation.

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