Markese Marakell Ferguson, 33 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he grabbed a woman by her neck and then held her by the arms during a dispute at an apartment on East 13th Street.

Police added that the woman’s child witnessed the attack.

Police said that the incident occurred back on August 10th of this year.

Ferguson is then accused of giving police a fake name and date of birth while being questioned during a traffic stop on the Loop near Ga 293.

Ferguson is charged with battery, cruelty to children in the 3rd degree, obstruction, giving false information to police, driving on an expired license, and speeding.