John Kevin Gazerro, 50 of Rome, was arrested after he placed a 77 year-old man in fear of injury.

Reports stated that during a domestic altercation the elderly man attempted to call 911 for help when Gazerro grabbed the telephone and threw it against a dresser.

Reports added that the victim was placed “in fear of receiving physical injury”.

The altercation occurred at a home on Margo Trail.

Gazerro is chargd with simple assault, criminal trespass, hindering a person making a 911 call and exploitation and intimidation of the elderly.