Crime Wrap Deputies bust late night party
Juveniles, adults issued citations for under age drinking
Eighteen people, including three juveniles, were reportedly caught consuming alcohol underage after deputies crashed a late night party.
Sunday morning, four Newton County Deputies were dispatched to Newton Factory Bridge Road where juveniles were reportedly armed with handguns were fighting while drunk.
When the deputies arrived, the officers reportedly observed numerous young people standing in the driveway and in the garage. The front yard, driveway and garage were all littered with beer cans and bottles.
When they approached the side of the house, the deputies saw some people running through the back yard. One of the deputies located four subjects in the woods behind the house.
Deputy M. E. Roberts entered the house where there were more juveniles throughout the house. Roberts reported there were beer cans, bottles and boxes scattered in every room in the house.
The deputies rounded everyone into the living room where identifications were taken. Roberts counted 25 people on location, none of whom were 21- years- old. Of the 25 people, five were between the age of 15 and 16, while there were 20 between the age of 17 and 20. The home owner, Christopher Johnson, was also 20-yearsold.
Field sobriety tests were conducted. Three juveniles and 15 adults were reportedly found to have consumed alcohol.
Johnson reportedly denied having bought the beer and no other person present confessed to the crime.
NCSO Lt. Bill Watterson said incidents involving so many underage people were an infrequent occurrence in Newton County.
“But when teenagers get together to party, alcohol is usually involved,” Watterson said.
Three juveniles were issued complaints and all five were released to parents or guardians. Fourteen underage adults were issued citations for the county ordinance of disorderly conduct. Johnson was placed under arrest for three counts of contributing to delinquency of a minor and disorderly house.
Fights galore at local schools
Three separate fights involving 12 different students broke out Tuesday at two schools in Newton County.
Newton County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Bill Watterson said there is a normal amount of discipline problems at area schools, but people were just not used to seeing it early in the year.
Tuesday morning NCSO Deputy Veronica Williams had to break up a fight in the cafeteria at Sharp Learning Center.
Watterson said the incident began when two boys began arguing the dinning area. The argument escalated and other juveniles became involved. The incident soon turned vio- lent and eight juveniles had to be restrained.
A 14-year-old and four 15year-olds were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, affray-fighting and the disruption of operation of a public school.
The SLC is an alternative school for troubled students.
Later that day, two male students began to fight at near the gym of Newton High School. A school employee later identified Justin Ackerson, 18; and Darvin Cameron, 17; as the students who were fighting.
NCSO Deputy Anthony Washington met with boy men who reportedly admitted to the incident.
Ackerson and Cameron were both suspended from the school along with being taken to into custody and transported to the Newton County Detention Center. They were charged with affray-fighting and the disruption of operation of a public school
Also on Tuesday at NHS, two juvenile girls had to be separated after a fight in the hallway.
According to reports, the first juvenile stated she was walking down the hall when the second juvenile approached her. Juvenile two reportedly then stated “I heard you been taking about me.”
Juvenile one then laughed and shrugged her shoulders at juvenile two, who then slapped juvenile one. They then both began to fight in the hallway before they were separated by a witness.
Washington was again the investigator on scene. Both girls were suspended and released to their parents. Juvenile complaint forms were completed on both girls.