Crime Briefs Shots fired into home, cars af­ter teen fight

The Covington News - - Local news -

Deputies from the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment were called to deal with a ju­ve­nile fight but ended up in­ves­ti­gat­ing mul­ti­ple shots fired on Satur­day evening.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, deputies were called to Bar­shay Drive where they spoke to the com­plainant and her ju­ve­nile nephew - who was in­volved in the al­ter­ca­tion. While speak­ing with them a neigh­bor from across the street ar­rived on the scene and re­port­edly said his ju­ve­nile son and two of his son’s friends were also in­volved in the al­ter­ca­tion. Deputies spoke to nu­mer­ous wit­nesses and those who had prop­erty dam­aged dur­ing the ruckus at Som­er­set Apart­ments.

The in­ci­dent re­port in­di­cates that neigh­bors heard mul­ti­ple gun shots in the park­ing lot of the apart­ments and went out­side to find two ve­hi­cles dam­aged. A 2002 Pon­tiac Grand Am had a flat rear tire and five bul­let holes in the driver side rear fender. A 1997 Ford Ranger had a bul­let hole in the driver side rear fender. The ve­hi­cles were parked next to one an­other.

Also, mul­ti­ple shell cas­ings were re­port­edly lo­cated on the ground near the ve­hi­cles. A res­i­dent told deputies she also heard mul­ti­ple shots fired and that one of those bul­lets ac­tu­ally en­tered her apart­ment.

Deputies noted that a bul­let had trav­elled from the park­ing lot area into the front wall of the claimant’s apart­ment, en­tered her bed­room and went through the closet door. The bul­let was lo­cated ly­ing on the floor, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

Ac­cord­ing to NCSO spokesper­son 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell, the al­ter­ca­tion ap­peared to have stemmed from an on­go­ing prob­lem be­tween the ju­ve­niles at school. It is cur­rently be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by CID. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact the NCSO at (678) 625-1400. Callers can re­main anony­mous.

A ju­ve­nile was ar­rested late Satur­day morn­ing af­ter steal­ing from Dol­lar Gen­eral and strik­ing a clerk who tried to stop him.

Of­fi­cers from the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment re­ceived a called for shoplift­ing and while on the way to the store they were ad­vised that the sub­ject they were seek­ing was run­ning in the Mill Vil­lage area.

Of­fi­cers re­port­edly stopped the ju­ve­nile male near the Cov­ing­ton Hous­ing Au­thor­ity and trans­ported the youth back to Dol­lar Gen­eral where the clerk iden­ti­fied him as the same per­son who she re­port­edly ob­served shov­ing some­thing into his pants and at­tempt­ing to leave the store. When the clerk con­fronted the ju­ve­nile he al­legedly struck her on the right cheek and ran out of the store.

The ju­ve­nile was trans­ferred to Sor­rell Street where he al­legedly showed of­fi­cers where he had placed the stolen item - a black pair of men’s slip­pers - in a drainage cover. The slip­pers were re­turned to Dol­lar Gen­eral and the ju­ve­nile was trans­ported to CPD where he was turned over to his fa­ther.

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