Deputies look­ing for armed suspect

The Covington News - - Crime - Am­ber Pittman apittman@cov­news.com

New­ton County deputies are search­ing for a man who broke into a home early Fri­day and stabbed the homeowner be­fore flee­ing.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred on Wa­ter­ford Road af­ter the as­sailant had kicked-in the door, ac­cord­ing to a re­port.

The vic­tim told of­fi­cers that the man who broke into his home was a black male in dark cloth­ing who had a dark cov­er­ing over his face. He was also bran­dish­ing a pis­tol.

The vic­tim con­fronted the rob­ber in a hall­way and a scuf­fle en­sued. The homeowner sus­tained mi­nor cuts to the right side of the head and above his right eye, ac­cord­ing to New­ton County Sher­iff’s 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell.

The as­sailant fled and could not be found when deputies ar­rived.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact the sher­iff’s of­fice at ( 678) 625-1400 or on­line at www.new­ton­sh­er­if­fga. org. All tips can be given anony­mously.

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