Romie Jacob Owens, of Lindale, was transferred to the Floyd County Jail from Hamilton County, Tennessee on Thursday after police said he pointed and fired a gun at a 12 year-old child.

Reports said that the alleged incident occurred last January at the intersection of Garden Avenue and South Second Street.

Owens is charged with first-degree cruelty to children, aggravated assault, possessing and carrying a concealed weapon without a license, a probation violation, pointing or aiming a gun at another, reckless conduct and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.