Police say Rome man threatened to cut off ex-girlfriend’s head

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ROME — A 26-year-old man is accused of threatening to cut off his ex-girlfriend's head over the telephone, according to the Rome Police Department.

Police said Austin L. Menning, of Rome, harassed his ex-girlfriend throughout the day on April 27 over the telephone and via text. Police said Menning threatened to cut off his ex's head if she didn't come home.

The calls, texts and threats were in violation of an order of protection, police stated. A warrant was issued for Menning and he was taken into custody early Thursday morning.

Menning is charged with felony first-degree contempt and second-degree harassment, police said. He is scheduled to appear in Rome City Court.

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