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Rome man facing kidnapping charges

Oct 16, 2013 -- 11:30am

By Kim Sloan-Jarrett (WRGA News) A Rome man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with an alleged kidnapping that happened earlier that day.

Corey Houston Barner, age 33, 113 Blacks Bluff Road, is accused of kidnapping a woman from her Branham Avenue home early Tuesday morning by dragging her to his vehicle, striking her in the face and stomach along the way.

The incident happened in front of four children, according to a warrant at the Floyd County Jail.

He is charged with third degree cruelty to children, first degree burglary, kidnapping and simple battery.

Barner remained in the Floyd County Jail. 

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