Ju­ve­niles threaten NHS soft­ball team

The Covington News - - The Second Front - DANIELLE EVER­SON deverson@cov­news.com

Cov­ing­ton po­lice are search­ing for a group of ju­ve­niles who made threats to a New­ton County High School soft­ball coach and his play­ers dur­ing their prac­tice on Thurs­day.

A po­lice re­port from the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment said of­fi­cers re­sponded to a dis­or­derly con­duct call at Turner Lake Sports Com­plex lo­cated on Turner Lake Road be­tween 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The soft­ball coach told po­lice that while con­duct­ing prac­tice at the com­plex, an uniden­ti­fied group of males and fe­males made threats and deroga­tory com­ments to­ward him and his play­ers.

The coach said he viewed the com­ments as offensive, dis­or­derly and threat­en­ing in na­ture and said the juve- niles were in­ter­fer­ing with the teams prac­tice.

He said when he asked the group not to dis­rupt the teams prac­tice and to leave the area of the prac­tice field, the group be­came bel­liger­ent and ar­gu­men­ta­tive. The coach said a white male from the group said he would “get a base­ball bat and hurt some­one” and a black fe­male and black male called the play­ers “whores.”

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, the six ju­ve­niles were seen leav­ing the com­plex in a Nis­san Al­tima with a Ge­or­gia li­cense plate num­ber of PDL 2361. No ad­di­tional iden­ti­fi­ca­tion was given about the six in­di­vid­u­als.

Capt. Ken Mal­com said the CPD is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent. He said po­lice are work­ing to lo­cate the in­di­vid­u­als and charge those in­volved with the ap­pro­pri­ate charges.

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