Police: Man used head to damage squad car


A Rome man is facing a
felony charge after law enforcement officials said he damaged a Rome Police squad car while being taken into custody.

Police said Matthew U. Agosto, 27, of Ringdahl Court, was taken into custody following a domestic dispute with a woman on Ringdahl Court at about 12:28 a.m. May 28.

Police said Agosto was heavily intoxicated and tried to flee, and he was stopped and was hand-cuffed.

While cuffed, police said Agosto twice slammed his head into the hood of a patrol car, causing two dents.

Police said Agosto also swung his arms and scraped a side mirror with the cuffs.

Authorities said Agosto caused $902 worth of damage to the patrol car and a criminal summons was issued.

Agosto was charged on Tuesday with one count of third-degree mischief, a class E felony, police stated.

He is scheduled to appear in court, according to the law enforcement officials.


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