Argument over man ends in fight with tween
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.