A former Rome police officer involved in a tasing incident is now facing two felony counts of making false statements, one felony count of violating his oath of office, and one misdemeanor count of sexual battery.

Marcus Alan McReynolds, 27, of 151B Fox Hall Drive, Calhoun, turned himself in at the Floyd County Jail on the charges after he was

indicted by a Floyd County Grand Jury.

The charges are not related to the June 25 tasing incident, said Rome Police Chief Elaine Snow.

McReynolds was assigned administrative duties in the records department after the tasing incident, and the sexual battery case involves a 17-year-old intern with the department, Snow said.

Once police were notified, an investigation began and McReynolds lied to investigators, Snow said.

McReynolds was fired from the Rome Police Department on Sept. 20 for unsatisfactorily completion of his probation period because of the sexual battery investigation.

He joined the department in November 2010.

The former officer was booked into the jail Monday afternoon and released on bond three hours later.

In the tasing incident last summer McReynolds spotted a 20-year-old man stumbling in the street on Martha Berry Boulevard and, after trying to call family members to come and get him, was attempting to arrest him for public drunkenness.

The individual resisted arrest and was tasered by Lt. Louis Johnson, who had arrived to assist McReynolds. The suspect sustained serious injuries as a result of a fall that occurred during the struggle.

Johnson and McReynolds were placed on administrative duties after the incident.

The injured suspect was never criminally charged.

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