Crime Briefs Man al­legedly ex­poses and fon­dles him­self on the road to sev­eral women

The Covington News - - Crime & Courts - By Am­ber Pittman

Af­ter sev­eral women made re­ports to the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment of a man al­legedly driv­ing around naked and fondling him­self, in­ves­ti­ga­tors ar­rested 48-year-old Mar­cus Wade Mitchell at his home Fri­day morn­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to NCSO Sgt. Sonny Good­son the depart­ment first re­ceived word on Oct. 16 that a man in a blue truck was re­port­edly naked and fondling him­self to passersby on Mag­net and Oak Hill roads but by the time a deputy ar­rived, the man was long gone. The next morn­ing a bus driver called for as­sis­tance af­ter al­legedly notic­ing a man pull up next to her at the cor­ner of Brown Bridge and Salem roads naked in his blue truck fondling him­self. Once more, by the time a deputy ar­rived the man had fled. The bus driver, how­ever, had writ­ten down the tag num­ber of the ve­hi­cle.

Good­son lo­cated the ad­dress as­so­ci­ated with the tag num­ber and went to the home listed, but there was no one there. Good­son also re­ceived a call from a per­son who re­port­edly told him a 76-year-old woman had re­ported a sim­i­lar in­ci­dent roughly two weeks pre­vi­ously in the park­ing lot of a gro­cery store and on the west­ern side of the county — both times the woman said the man was naked and driv­ing a blue truck.

Af­ter re­ceiv­ing this in­for­ma­tion Good­son re­turned once more to the home listed as the res­i­dence of the owner of the ve­hi­cle the bus driver had no­ticed that morn­ing, and while there Mitchell re­port­edly pulled up in his blue truck. He was, how­ever, clothed at this time in a T-shirt and span­dex shorts.

Mitchell was ar­rested and trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter where he was charged with pub­lic in­de­cency/in­de­cent ex­po­sure. Ac­cord­ing to Good­son, Mitchell has no pre­vi­ous crim­i­nal his­tory that he is aware of. with both par­ties ar­rested af­ter au­thor­i­ties were called to a home on Peb­ble Brook Drive early Satur­day morn­ing.

Deputies from the NCSO were called to the home, and once they ar­rived, they no­ticed 30-year-old An­to­nio De­monte Shy walk­ing down the street, bleed­ing from the mouth. When asked what hap­pened, he al­legedly told deputies he and 38-year-old Twanda Shem­mette Brown had been out drink­ing, and when they came home, they be­gan ar­gu­ing about him go­ing out with some­one else.

Ac­cord­ing to Shy, the ar­gu­ment be­came phys­i­cal and Brown re­port­edly hit him with a brick. He told deputies he left be­cause he didn’t want to go back to jail. He also al­legedly stated to deputies that Brown hit him first and that she was the only one be­ing phys­i­cal in the fight.

Brown, how­ever, had a dif­fer­ent ver­sion of the story, ac­cord­ing to in­ci­dent re­ports. Brown re­port­edly came out of the home and told deputies she was the one who had called them. She told them that Shy had at­tacked her. When ques­tioned about his in­juries, she al­legedly said she did not hit him with a brick and that he had hit him first.

Deputies fol­lowed Brown into the res­i­dence where she re­port­edly showed the deputies where the fight had taken place, point­ing out some items that had been mis­placed due to the al­ter­ca­tion.

She said the two were on the back deck of the home when he be­came an­gry be­cause he al­legedly thought she was try­ing to check up on him due to his talk­ing to an­other fe­male.

Brown re­port­edly told deputies Shy threw a bar­be­cue grill at her and she re­port­edly pushed him into the deck rail where he hit his mouth. She also al­leged Shy hit her in the eye with his fist and bit her fin­ger, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

Base­donvis­i­ble in­juries to­both Shy and Brown each were placed un­der ar­rested and trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter. Both were charged with bat­tery/Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Act and third de­gree cru­elty to chil­dren. Ju­ve­niles in the home at the time of the ar­rest were left in the cus­tody of a fam­ily mem­ber.

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