Shot through the heart, almost
Woman accidentally shoots through both of her breasts
A woman allegedly accidentally shot herself in both breasts with a revolver on March 12 according to a Newton County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
Monetia Spence, 29, of Covington was treated at Newton Medical Center around 1:30 a.m. Covington police were dispatched to the hospital for an argument from the patient.
She said she was removing a pistol, described as a nickelplated revolver with the image of a horse and rider on it, from under the sofa and did not realize the hammer had been pulled back. According to the report, she only remembered a “brilliant flash of light” as the gun went off.
The bullet seemed to have passed downward through the left breast, grazed the chest, and exited downward through the right breast, according to the report.
She told authorities she called her boyfriend, Robert Smith to give her a ride to the hospital instead of calling 911 and only 11-year-old son, who was sleeping in the next room, was in the residence at the time. She also said she was right handed.
According to the report, Smith left before authorities arrived.
No charges were pressed.
Go-carts on the go
A go-cart and four-wheeler were stolen from the Tractor Supply store in the wee hours the morning of March 11.
A video surveillance camera caught the images of two people stealing the vehicles around 1:45 a.m. The go-cart, valued at about $2,000, was found damaged in the back parking lot. The four-wheeler, which cost about $1,000, was still missing.
Drunk, bloody at Wal-Mart
A drunk and bleeding man wandering around the WalMart on Industrial Boulevard in Covington was arrested for public drunkenness and giving false information to an officer on March 11 around 1:43 a.m., according to a Covington Police Department public information log.
Wal- mart employees described the man, who had cards in his pocket with the name John Thomas Satterfield, as drunk and bleeding from his hands onto the clothes and merchandise in his shopping cart, according to the report.
Originally he told officers that his name was Kenneth and he had left his house because his girlfriend tried to hit him with a shovel.
Later, after he was handcuffed for appearing to lunge at an officer, he said his name was Brown and he had gotten into a fight with four males at his house.
In the patrol car on the way to the Newton County Detention Center, when Officer Justin Blankenship asked his name and date of birth, the man told him to “stop asking so many questions.” A medical card in the man’s wallet said Satterfield had mental conditions.
At the Detention Center, the man’s hands started bleeding again and were treated by a nurse.