Open house van­dal­ized

Gran­ite bro­ken, walls slashed by ra­zor blade

The Covington News - - LOCAL NEWS - By Jenny Thompson

A com­plainant called the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice af­ter he dis­cov­ered vis­i­tors to his open house had made a mess.

The man left the home on Chan­ning Street unat­tended for an open house at 10 a.m. on Satur­day and re­turned at ap­prox­i­mately 9 p.m. to se­cure the home.

He no­ticed a piece of gran­ite bro­ken all over the floor, but did not go inside or call law en­force­ment un­til Sun­day be­cause it was too dark to see inside.

Deputy

Mar­lon

Pol­lard re­ported go­ing through the front door and dis­cov­er­ing black marks on the hard­wood floor of the din­ing area. He also re­ported see­ing the same black marks and large dents on the hard­wood floor in the liv­ing room.

Pol­lard spec­u­lated the marks and dents oc­curred when some­one slammed the piece of gran­ite onto the floor, at­tempt­ing to break it.

He also found tape on the wall and cuts in the sheetrock where the tape was cut with a ra­zor blade. Pol­lard found the ra­zor blade stuck in the wall in the hall to the laun­dry room, where there were also black marks on the base board.

The com­plainant also told Pol­lard some­one had tam­pered with the in­ter­com sys­tem.

To re­port in­for­ma­tion about the gran­ite-smash­ing ban­dits, call the NCSO at (678) 6251400.

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