In-law strikes out with bat

The Covington News - - Frontpage - Am­ber Pittman apittman@cov­

A woman called for help late Sun­day af­ter she had been hit in the head with a bat.

The vic­tim told deputies from the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice that her step­mother, 39-year-old Ber­nadene Le­bert Davis, had hit her in the fore­head with a base­ball bat fol­low­ing a do­mes­tic dis­pute at their home.

Deputies went to the home on Helm Drive and ar­rested Davis, charg­ing her with Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Act bat­tery.

Woman calls in false re­port for a ride

Deputies called to a home for an as­sault with a weapon found only an in­tox­i­cated woman who wanted a ride.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, 56-year-old Jan­nie Newberry called 911 and told dis­patch­ers that a man had shot into her home and as­saulted her. When deputies ar­rived, they didn’t find a man with a gun, but they found Newberry “ ex­tremely in­tox­i­cated and un­der the in­flu­ence of mul­ti­ple sub­stances,” ac­cord­ing to 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell with the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Deputies de­ter­mined that no as­sault had hap­pened, but that Newberry wanted to leave the home and wanted deputies to give her a ride.

She was charged with false re­port of a crime.



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