Joshua Mitchell Banks , 36 of Rome, was arrested on Shorter Avenue Wednesday after an altercation resulted in him choking a victim and causing marks on her neck and marks on her left arm and ear.

Reports added that when the victim attempted to leave the home he grabbed her by the hair and held her against her will.

Police stated that the acts occurred in front of a 9 year-old child.  They added that Banks also physically hurt a 14 year-old minor.

Banks is charged with false imprisonment, cruelty to children in the first degree, cruelty to children in the 3rd degree, battery and aggravated assault.