Joseph Lee Byrd, 37 of Rome, was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly held a woman against her will in a room at the Royall Inn on Martha Berry Blvd.

Reports stated that Byrd hit the woman in the head with a gun and with his fist while not allowing her to leave and get help.

The victim reported that he kept pushing her away from a vehicle then tossed her belongings on the ground at a spot near Fifth Avenue and West Ninth Street.

Byrd is charged with felony aggravated assault, false imprisonment and simple battery. .