Dustin Paul Messex, 26 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he nearly killed a woman during an attack at a home on Blacks Bluff Road back on December 27, 2022.

Reports said that Messex grabbed the victim by the throat and began to choke her.  Reports said that Messex forced the woman over a railing of an elevated porch while strangling her.

He is then accused of slamming a door on the victim’s arm, resulting in it breaking.

Messex is charged with aggravated assault.