Russell Pershing Slayton, 28 of Calhoun, was arrested in Rome after reports said he fought with police after failing to stop during a checkpoint by police on the Armuchee Connector at Three Mile Road.

Police stated that after finally stopping, Slayton violently pulled his hands away from officers in an attempt to avoid being handcuffed. Reports went on to say that Slayton continued to struggle with other officers before finally being subdued.

Officers added that Slayton also gave them a fake name during his arrest.

Slayton is charged with simple assault, obstruction, giving false information to police and attempting to elude police.