Crime Briefs Ju­ve­niles on house ar­rest caught break­ing into home

The Covington News - - Crime and courts -

Of­fi­cers from the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment re­sponded to an ad­dress on Briscoe Street in re­sponse to a bur­glary in progress on Sept. 6 at roughly 4:27 p.m. While en route, dis­patch­ers ad­vised that the com­plainants were fol­low­ing the al­leged per­pe­tra­tors and that they were de­scribed as three males wear­ing T-shirts and blue jeans, run­ning west on Gold Street, past OCHO.

An of­fi­cer spot­ted two black males run­ning along the back side of the pool sup­ply store and to­ward Ad­vanced Auto Parts and turned on his blue lights in an at­tempt to stop the men. The of­fi­cer re­port­edly went around the back of the auto store and the males al­legedly ran back around to the front of the store where they were placed on the ground at gun­point and taken into cus­tody.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports the two males were ju­ve­niles and both were wear­ing house ar­rest bracelets on their an­kles. One of them re­port­edly had a ju­ve­nile war­rant out for his ar­rest.

Both young men were trans­ported back to OCHO where the com­plainant was wait­ing. She iden­ti­fied the ju­ve­niles as the two men that she had wit­nessed in her back­yard and the same two she had chased. She said there was a third per­son in­volved but he was not lo­cated.

At the res­i­dence of the com­plaint there was, ac­cord­ing to re­ports, vis­i­ble dam­age where an en­try at­tempt was made at the bed­room air-con­di­tion­ing unit on the back of the house. En­try was not ac­tu­ally made and noth­ing was taken.

One too many

Law en­force­ment of­fi­cers from the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment re­sponded to a home on High­way 36 where a man was re­port­edly grab­bing bot­tles of al­co­hol, smash­ing the bot­tles and then throw­ing them at his son-in-law.

When of­fi­cers ar­rived they spoke with 51-year-old Roy Lee Digby who re­port­edly told them his son-in-law had poured out all his al­co­hol. As the of­fi­cer was speak­ing with Digby he was re­port­edly cussing and yelling. He was in­structed by of­fi­cers to stand by the pa­trol car while they spoke with his sonin-law, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

Re­ports in­di­cate that Digby’s son-in-law al­legedly told of­fi­cers that Digby had got­ten ex­tremely in­tox­i­cated and he (son-in-law) had gone to pour out the rest of Digby’s al­co­hol, which was roughly one cup. The son-in-law al­legedly told of­fi­cers that when he poured the al­co­hol out, Digby be­came ex­tremely an­gry and started yelling and cussing at him and then grabbed a liquor bot­tle and swung it at him sev­eral times. Digby then re­port­edly threw the bot­tle, strik­ing his son-in-law in the back and cut­ting him. The bro­ken bot­tle also re­port­edly struck a oneyear-old boy, cut­ting him on the leg.

Digby was placed un­der ar­rest for two counts of bat­tery and one count of cru­elty to chil­dren in the third de­gree. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Digby walked to the door of the pa­trol car and then stopped and be­gan yelling and cussing once more. Af­ter mul­ti­ple warn­ings, the of­fi­cer fired his Taser into Digby’s ribcage in or­der to get him into the ve­hi­cle. He was then trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter.

R. DIGBY

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