Ar­gu­ment over man ends in fight with tween

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

An ar­gu­ment be­tween two women over a man ended with 18-year-old Shameka Shawan­naNi­cole Stan­ley be­hind bars for fight­ing with a tween.

Of­fi­cers from the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment were called to a home in Green Acres on the evening of July 23 about an ar­gu­ment. When they ar­rived, they were told that Stan­ley came to the com­plainant’s home and asked her if her sis­ter had been tex­ting Stan­ley’s boyfriend.

The homeowner told Stan­ley to leave twice, but she re­fused. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the sis­ter’s boyfriend was in­side the home at the time, and the homeowner didn’t want any prob­lems be­tween her sis­ter and her sis­ter’s boyfriend to arise be­cause of ac­cu­sa­tions by Stan­ley.

Stan­ley con­tin­ued to yell at the homeowner and re­fused to leave, ac­cord­ing to re­ports. The homeowner re­port­edly told of­fi­cers that she walked to the road­way and Stan­ley fol­lowed her, still yelling. At one point Stan­ley pushed her and at that time her 14-year-old daugh­ter, “ reached up and slapped Stan­ley’s hands away to stop Stan­ley from push­ing her mother.”

Re­ports state that when the 14-year-old slapped her hands away, Stan­ley be­gan to tus­sle with the ju­ve­nile, even­tu­ally end­ing up fight­ing on the ground across the street. Af­ter the fight, the com­plainant and her daugh­ter re­ported the in­ci­dent to po­lice.

Stan­ley was later ar- rested and trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter where she was charged with cru­elty to chil­dren in the first de­gree and bat­tery.

Man ar­rested for un­der­age drink­ing af­ter be­ing stopped for loud mu­sic

A Cov­ing­ton man was ar­rested Sun­day evening for un­der­age drink­ing af­ter an of­fi­cer stopped his ve­hi­cle for loud mu­sic.

An of­fi­cer from the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment first no­ticed 20-year-old Tavar­ius Rashad John­ston when the SUV he was driv­ing went past his pa­trol ve­hi­cle with the mu­sic re­port­edly blar­ing.

When John­ston was pulled over, the of­fi­cer al­legedly saw two Coors Light 24-ounce cans in the pas­sen­ger side floor­board. The beer cans were sweat­ing, in­di­cat­ing they were still cold. When John­ston’s li­cense showed he was un­der 21, the of­fi­cer asked him to exit his ve­hi­cle. When he did, the of­fi­cer could smell a strong odor of al­co­hol com­ing from him. John­ston also ad­mit­ted to hav­ing “ a beer,” ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

In ad­di­tion to the two beers, the of­fi­cer also found 11 24-ounce Bud Ice cans in a plas­tic bag be­hind the pas­sen­ger side front seat. John­ston re­port­edly said he took them from his par­ents.

He was trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter and charged with pos­ses­sion/ con­sump­tion of al­co­hol un­der 21 and was given a warn­ing about loud mu­sic from a ve­hi­cle.

JOHN­STON

STAN­LEY

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