According to Rome police reports:
Derek Randal Maxwell, 21, of 231 Flora Ave., posted a message to his personal Facebook page on Sept. 23, stating “that cop that gave me that $140 ticket better hope I never see him again because I’m gonna beat the (expletive) out of him.”
Maxwell had gotten a citation on Sept. 12 for driving with an expired tag.
The suspect admitted to police that the message was posted by him and directed specifically at the officer who had written the ticket. When asked if he meant the threat Maxwell said, “there’s no telling.” Maxwell also told police he might hurt the officer if he saw him again.
Maxwell, who remained in jail Thursday evening, is charged with felony terroristic threats and acts.