Woman ar­rested for beat­ing hus­band

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

A night out ended in an ar­rest af­ter a woman al­legedly as­saulted her hus­band be­cause he wouldn’t let her drink and drive.

Deputies from the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice were called to a home on Joy Cir­cle around 2 a.m. Sun­day in ref­er­ence to an as­sault. On the way there they saw a man walk­ing along the road with a woman fol­low­ing him in a ve­hi­cle.

The man walked to the pa­trol car when the deputies stopped but the fe­male drove away. When asked who had been fol­low­ing him in the car, the man re­port­edly iden­ti­fied the driver as his wife, 28-year-old Crys­tal Marie Hankins.

He told deputies that he and his wife had been at Ham­mer’s Get­away drink­ing and ev­ery­thing had been fine. When they got home, she said she wanted to drive “to town” to get some­thing to eat. He told her she had to stay at the home and couldn’t drive be­cause she’d been drink­ing and she lost con­trol, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

The man told of­fi­cers that she had screamed and threw things at him and that he ran into a bath­room to get away. She re­port­edly forced the door open and threw a drill at him, caus­ing a “small hole in his left butt cheek.”

The vic­tim told deputies that he ran past his wife and tried to seek refuge in the mas­ter bed­room, but that she fol­lowed, grabbed the bed head­board and threw it at him. She ap­par­ently hit her­self in the mouth with it, but also struck him, caus­ing a cut on his wrist.

The woman al­legedly grabbed her hus­band’s pants as he ran, caus­ing them to come off. Re­ports in­di­cate she then grabbed him in the groin and drew blood with her fin­ger­nails. He then ran from the home and started to walk down the street as Hankins fol­lowed in her car.

His wife told deputies that he had grabbed her, held her on the floor, and hit her in the mouth, bust­ing her lip. She said that when she called 911, he left the home.

Af­ter in­ves­ti­gat­ing both sides of the story, deputies ar­rested Hankins and charged her with DUI, Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Act bat­tery and crim­i­nal tres­pass. She was trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter.

Al­leged gang mem­ber ar­rested for disor­derly con­duct

A pan­icked mother called po­lice for help Mon­day af­ter­noon when a group of young men re­port­edly be­gan beat­ing her child.

Of­fi­cers from the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment were called to Nix- on Cir­cle about a group of young men fight­ing in the street. When they arr ived there was no group fight­ing and no wit­nesses. About an hour later they were called once more and this time found a group of young men who walked away as of­fi­cers ap­proached.

Authorities met with the mother of the 16year-old. She told them that a group of males in a gang were at­tempt­ing to re­tal­i­ate against her son be­cause he filmed an ear­lier fight be­tween an­other ju­ve­nile male and 20-year-old D’An­dre Tre­cell Wil­son-Epps.

The 16-year-old told of­fi­cers that in the ear­lier fight he taped, Wil­son-Epps lost a fight to the other ju­ve­nile, as well as sev­eral teeth. He said he filmed the fight on his cell phone. He also told of­fi­cers that Wil­son-Epps had come to his home to fight him but left when he saw of­fi­cers ap­proach­ing.

Since Wil­son-Epps was no longer in the area, of­fi­cers went look­ing for him. He was lo­cated on John­son Street, car­ry­ing a red ban­dana and miss­ing a tooth. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports he be­came “dis­rup­tive and an­gry” when an of­fi­cer ques­tioned him about the ear­lier fight and was ar­rested for disor­derly con­duct and trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter.

WIL­SON-EPPS

HANKINS

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