Deon Lamon Watkins, 40 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he spit in the face of an arresting officer following an attack on Shorter Avenue.

Reports said that Watkins is accused of hitting a woman in the face with his hand at a location on Shorter Avenue.  The incident occurred back on March 22nd of this year

Officers located Watkins this week at a location on Burnett Ferry Road.   When they went to speak to Watkins, he fled the scene on foot and ignored commands to stop.   After finally being captured, Watkins spat in the officer’s face.

Watkins is charged with battery, felony obstruction, misd obstruction and probation violation.