A Rome resident wanted on burglary and theft charges is facing obstruction charges as well after he tried to escape arrest on Friday night.
According to Floyd County Jail reports, 28-year-old Roger Callahan stands accused of taking 12 spools of copper wire from a Westside Industrial Boulevard business on November 30th of last year.
On December 3rd, he allegedly cut copper leads from eleven electric motors, and then stole the copper, causing more than $150,000 in damages.
He is also accused of taking several motors from outside the business on January 10th.
Callahan refused to open the door for deputies as they arrived at a Lindsey Drive residence to arrest him. He then refused to put his hands behind his back. A woman at the residence, identified as 29 year old Allison Leigh McCleod allegedly hid under a pile of clothes; reports also indicate that 35 year old Tamela Dawn Brown hid in a dryer of the residence.
Both McCleod and Brown have been released from jail on bond on obstruction charges.