Loaded pis­tols found in home­owner’s yard

NCSO asks for clues in find­ing per­pe­tra­tor

The Covington News - - Local News - By Am­ber Pittman

A res­i­dent of Shenan­doah Lane found more than weeds in his yard while mow­ing grass Mon­day. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the home­owner was in the process of cut­ting the grass in the back of his res­i­dence when he no­ticed some­thing odd. Upon fur­ther in­spec­tion he found that his yard had be­come a dump­ing ground for two loaded guns and a ski mask.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports from the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment, the home­owner found a .45 cal­iber High Point, con­tain­ing nine rounds and a .9mm Mav­er­ick, con­tain­ing four rounds, along with a black cot­ton ski mask.

Both weapons were run through the Ge­or­gia Crime In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter data­base and did not re­ceive any hits con­nect­ing them to crimes in New­ton County. Ac­cord­ing to NCSO Lt. Bill Wat­ter­son, it is very un­usual for some­one to leave th­ese weapons be­hind.

“ There is a chance,” he said, “ that they have had th­ese items in an­tic­i­pa­tion of com­mit­ting crimes and were in­ter­rupted be­fore they had the chance and dumped them.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about th­ese weapons is asked to con­tact In­ves­ti­ga­tor Ja­son Grif­fin at ( 678) 625- 1463. All calls may re­main anony­mous.

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