Shot through the heart, al­most

Wo­man ac­ci­den­tally shoots through both of her breasts

The Covington News - - Crime & Courts - By Michelle Kim

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.

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