Crime Briefs Child choked for iPod

The Covington News - - Crime and courts - By Am­ber Pittman

Cov­ing­ton po­lice of­fi­cers were called to as­sist a ju­ve­nile on Phe­dora Street Tues­day af­ter­noon af­ter the youth told of­fi­cers that he was choked and his iPod was stolen.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the 12year-old said he was robbed by three black males and that one of the men had tack­led him to the ground took his iPod and then left the area. The of­fi­cer pro­ceeded south on El­iz­a­beth Street where he saw the three males walk­ing.

The of­fi­cers al­legedly stopped the males — one of whom was a ju­ve­nile — and be­gan ques­tion­ing them about the at­tack re­ported by the 12-year-old. The ju­ve­nile of­fender re­port­edly be­gan cry­ing on the scene and asked the of­fi­cer if he could go home if he gave the of­fi­cer the iPod.

The of­fi­cer re­port­edly asked the ju­ve­nile if he was the one who had taken the iPod and the youth be­came very ner­vous, ac­cord­ing to re­ports, and handed the of­fi­cer an MP3 player. The com­plainant was shown the MP3 player and he re­port­edly told the of­fi­cer it was not his and that his was a sil­ver and gray iPod Nano. He also pointed to one of the males, iden­ti­fied as Quentin Beavers, and said that he be­lieved he was the one that had taken his iPod, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

When of­fi­cers searched Beavers they re­port­edly found the iPod in his pocket. Beavers al­legedly pointed the fin­ger at the ju­ve­nile with him, say­ing that he had taken the iPod from the 12year-old and given it to him [Beavers].

Both Beavers and the ju­ve­nile were ar­rested. Beavers was charged with rob­bery and theft by re­ceiv­ing and the ju­ve­nile of­fender was charged with rob­bery.

Teens of­fer off- duty of­fi­cer mar­i­juana

Of­fi­cers from the Por­terdale Po­lice Depart­ment re­ceived a visit from an off- duty At­lanta Po­lice of­fi­cer on Sept. 10 af­ter a 17- year- old re­port­edly of­fered to sell him mar­i­juana.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the APD of­fi­cer came into the po­lice depart­ment in Por­terdale and in­formed Chief Wayne Digby that two black males, head­ing over the Yel­low River in the di­rec­tion of Smi­ley’s, had yelled at him as he passed by, ask­ing him if he wanted to “ buy some weed.”

Digby re­port­edly headed to the lo­cated and found two black males who matched the of­fi­cer’s de­scrip­tion walk­ing in the park­ing lot of Smi­ley’s. Digby got out to speak with them and one of the males, 17- year- old Jeremiah De­mon­tez Ed­wards, re­port­edly be­came very loud and ar­gu­men­ta­tive with Digby and re­fused to obey com­mands to keep his hands out of his pock­ets and place them on the car.

A deputy from the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice who hap­pened to be in the area stopped to as­sist Digby and while he de­tained one sub­ject, a ju­ve­nile, the deputy hand­cuffed Ed­wards be­cause he was, ac­cord­ing to re­ports, very hard to con­trol oth­er­wise.

Re­ports in­di­cate that dur­ing a search of Ed­wards the deputy found a bag con­tain­ing a green leafy sub­stance be­lieved to be mar­i­juana and placed Ed­wards in the back of his pa­trol car. Digby found no rea­son to de­tain the ju­ve­nile and he was let go.

Ed­wards was charged with pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana less than one ounce and trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter.

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