Homes dam­aged by run­away van

Driver cites other van as cause for the ac­ci­dent

The Covington News - - CRIME & COURTS - By Tyler Smith

Reck­less driv­ing and an un­lit cig­a­rette re­port­edly lead to a man’s van ca­reen­ing through mul­ti­ple yards be­fore slam­ming into the back of a house Tues­day.

Ac­cord­ing to New­ton County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice re­ports, William Michael was driv­ing on Ga. High­way 81 to­ward Cov­ing­ton when at­tempted to light a cig­a­rette. While light­ing the to­bacco, he no­ticed a van turn in front of him.

Michael re­port­edly swerved to avoid the van and ran off the road. His Chevro­let Sportsvan went across the yard at 2727 Ga. High­way 81 and caused dam­age to grass and de­stroyed a cedar tree.

His van crossed into an­other yard at 20 Town­ley Road and crashed into the rear of the house, re­port­edly caus­ing ex­ten­sive dam­age to the build­ing, as well as man­hole cover.

Shoplifter caught

A wo­man out of New York was ar­rested Thurs­day for shoplift­ing shoes from the Shoe De­part­ment.

Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Sgt. Chris Cain re­sponded Thurs­day to the Shoe De­part­ment in ref­er­ence to a shoplift­ing call. Af­ter re­ceiv­ing a de­scrip­tion of the sus­pect from a sales clerk, Cain was able to lo­cate the of­fender on US High­way 278.

Af­ter ini­ti­at­ing a traf­fic stop, Cain asked the driver, LeAnn Ryan, for her driver’s li­cense. Ryan re­port­edly said she did not have her li­cense, but did have a sea­son pass to White Wa­ter Park. An­other of­fi­cer ar­rived at the car and saw Ryan’s New York li­cense in the seat next to her.

Cain ques­tioned the wo­man about what hap­pened at the Shoe De­part­ment and Ryan de­nied she had taken any­thing. She was asked to step out­side of the car, at which point Cain no­ticed Ryan was wear­ing a new pair of brown shoes.

Ryan was placed in in­ves­tiga­tive de­ten­tion while of­fi­cers searched her car. The search re­port­edly re­vealed two more pairs of shoes lo­cated in the front seat of the car. Upon fur­ther ques­tion­ing, Ryan re­vealed she had a sus­pended li­cense for no in­sur­ance on her car.

Ryan was trans­ported back to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter and charged with shoplift­ing, sus­pended li­cense and no in­sur­ance.

ATV traps 73- year- old

New­ton County Sher­iff’s Deputy Pa­trick Gil­bert was dis­patched to Cooper Road for a wreck with in­juries Wed­nes­day, where he dis­cov­ered Eu­gene Hodges, 73, trapped un­der an over­turned ATV.

The New­ton County Fire De­part­ment ar­rived and turned the four- wheeler over and off Hodges. The New­ton County EMS checked out the vic­tim out for in­juries, but he re­fused med­i­cal as­sis­tance.

Hodges and the four­wheeler were re­leased to his son.

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