Child calls po­lice on neg­li­gent mother

The Covington News - - Crime - MIRDANDA SAIN Staff Re­porter

A New­ton County woman called po­lice af­ter her 10-year-old cousin was al­legedly punched in the face by the fa­ther of two neigh­bor­hood boys.

Deputies from the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­sponded and talked with the vic­tim and the vic­tim’s cousin.

The 10-year-old was wrestling two neigh­bor­hood broth­ers. The vic­tim stated that the broth­ers be­came ag­i­tated be­cause he was win­ning the wrestling match. The broth- ers’ fa­ther came out of the house and mo­men­tar­ily stopped the fight­ing.

The 10-year-old then said that the fa­ther al­lowed the boys to con­tinue wrestling. When the 10-year-old be­gan to beat the broth­ers again, the fa­ther in­structed the broth­ers to go into the house. The fa­ther then re­port­edly punched the child and went back into the house.

Po­lice took the re­port and left the scene for ex­tra pa­trolling. How­ever, soon af­ter, the same deputy saw two fe­males out­side of the res­i­dence where the in­ci­dent had oc­curred ear­lier. The deputy iden­ti­fied the two women as the mother of the two broth­ers and the mother of the 10-year-old. The deputy ad­vised the mother of the 10-year-old to leave the res­i­dence.

The fa­ther of the broth­ers who al­legedly punched the child in the face came to the po­lice depart­ment to make a state­ment. The fa­ther stated that he stopped the fight and told his sons to get in his truck. The fa­ther then stated he took his two sons to the BP gas sta­tion on Flat Shoals Road for ice cream.

A ju­ve­nile called the po­lice on her mother and her mother’s boyfriend for smok­ing mar­i­juana and child ne­glect Sun­day.

The ju­ve­nile told New­ton County deputies that she had been liv­ing at the Cov­ing­ton Lodge with her mother. About two months ago, the mother moved down two rooms to live with her boyfriend. The ju­ve­nile al­leged that since mov­ing rooms, her mother stopped tak­ing care of her. The ju­ve­nile re­ported that the only con­tact she had with her mother is when her mother would come to cook her din­ner.

The ju­ve­nile re­ported that she went to her mother and boyfriend’s room to ask for some­thing to eat. Upon en­ter­ing the room, the ju­ve­nile smelled al­co­hol and mar­i­juana. When the ju­ve­nile flipped on the lights, she told po­lice that her mother was smok­ing a joint.

At this time, an ad­di­tional deputy ar­rived on the scene and the deputies knocked on the door of the mother and boyfriend. The mother stepped out­side to talk to the deputies.

The boyfriend then lit a cig­a­rette and be­gan blow­ing the smoke back into the faces of the deputies. The boyfriend be­came fur­ther ag­i­tated and raised his voice, still re­fus­ing to give his name un­less served with a war­rant.

One of the deputies then grabbed the cig­a­rette out of the boyfriend’s mouth in or­der to get to him to stop blow­ing smoke on the deputies. The boyfriend re­sponded by try­ing to grab the cig­a­rette out of the deputy’s hand. The boyfriend was then ar­rested for two counts of ob­struc­tion of an of­fi­cer.

Af­ter the ar­rest of the boyfriend, the deputies talked with the ju­ve­nile again. The ju­ve­nile stated that she would be will­ing to go to a foster home and be placed un­der the care of DFACS.

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