Ryan Derek Hooper, 21 of Rome, was arrested this week after police said he threatened to stab a 43 year-old man at a motel on Martha Berry Blvd.

Reports stated that Hooper told the man that he was a “dead motherfu****” and that he was “about to get it”.

They added that after the victim left the property he traveled to Food Lion, where Hooper followed. It was there Hooper allegedly hit the victim in front of a small child.

Hooper is charged with two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of stalking, simple battery and cruelty to children in the third degree