An investigation into numerous burglaries at a west Rome company has resulted in the arrest of Dovell Levy Huggins, 47 of Rome.  Reports said that Huggins burglarized Rome Electric Motor Works on several occasions dating back to November, stealing spools of copper wiring and motors.

Reports said that Huggins told officers that he has an addiction to meth and that he smokes and injects it. He added that the stolen wire had already been sold to a scrap yard.

Reports added that officers smelled marijuana and saw several needles and plastic bags inside the home. A search of the home also uncovered small crystal rocks, several glass pipes with suspected drug residue, and suspected marijuana. They also found a yellow container with suspected schedule VI prescription drugs.

Huggins is charged with theft by taking, two counts of forced entry burglary, first degree burglary, possession of drug related objects, possession of methamphetamine, probation violation.

Another man inside the home Timothy James Pollard, 50, was also arrested and charged with possession of meth, possession of drug related objects, possession of marijuana and possession of  schedule IV controlled substance.


Roger Dewayne Callahan, 28 of Rome, was arrested over the weekend for allegedly causing $150,000 in damage at Rome Electric Motor Works. Reports said that Callahan not only damaged 11 motors, but burglarized the company three times.

Reports added that the burglaries occurred between Nov. 30, 2015, and Jan. 10.

According to officials, Callahan stole 12 spools of copper wire during the first burglary, cut off copper from 11 electric motors the second time and stole numerous motors placed outside the building the last time.