Crime Wrap How not to pass a sobriety test
Suspect allegedly admitted to smoked crack, drinking beer
Sally Jefferson Nolley, 46, was arrested late Sunday evening, Feb. 17, after repeatedly failing field sobriety tests and charged with driving under the influence less safe, failure to maintain lane and expired registration.
The green Chrysler Cirrus she was driving was observed with the driver’s side door open, swerving in and out of “both the slow lane and the suicide lane,” according Covington Police Officer Asher Dozier in the Covington Police Department Public Information Log.
She was stopped on Washington Street and Caroll Street shortly after 10 p.m. During a consensual search, beer bottle caps were found in her pockets, upon which she reportedly admitted to drinking three Icehouse, two Busch and three Budweiser beers that evening. She later admitted to smoking two rocks of crack a couple hours earlier, according to the report
In field sobriety tests, Nolley began walking during the instructions four times and almost fell backwards, turning in the wrong direction. In the one-leg-stand test, she managed to count to “3-1000” several times before getting distracted and stopping.
When asked to state the alphabet from C to Q, she repeated C and D several times before reportedly saying “C, D, E, Z and all sorts of jive.” She then attempted to restart, insisting she could do it, but trailed off multiple times before reaching F.
She was released two days later on a $133 bond.
Hot diamonds for Valentine’s Day
A pair of diamond earrings valued at $430 went missing from the Friedman’s Jewelers store in Covington on Valentine’s Day. The earrings had been received into the inventory and reportedly put into the safe by an employee the night before on Feb. 13, according to the Covington Police Department log. In the morning, manager John Warde was unable to find the earrings. Warde told police there had been three employees working that night.
A valuable collection of gnome figurines, along with pieces of heirloom jewelry, were allegedly stolen from a recently-deceased Covington resident, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.
Susie Mooney’s family had bought her the gnomes over the years, valued at $300 to $600 a piece, according to her daughter, Sarah Cleveland. When Mooney passed away on Feb. 7, the collection of a dozen gnomes went missing.
Also gone were pieces of antique, handmade heirloom jewelry including a pearshaped diamond pendant on a gold chain and matching earrings, an onyx ring and several other gold chains.
The total value of the items was estimated at $5,400, according to the NCSO report.
Cleveland told police there had been a female caretaker in 2006 who had had access to her mother’s belongings and had lived next door at the time of the incident. Cleveland also said she had overheard the caretaker tell another relative that she had gotten rid of the gnomes in Conyers.