Woman arrested for beating husband
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.