Home­less man ar­rested for sex­ual bat­tery

The Covington News - - Local News - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­news.com

A 32-year-old home­less man was ar­rested Tues­day, and charged with the sex­ual bat­tery of a 20-year-old fe­male.

Ac­cord­ing to New­ton County Sher­iff’s Lt. Keith Crum, Bran­don Har­ris told the girl he would pur­chase al­co­hol for her. He also touched her in­ap­pro­pri­ately and made sex­ual ad­vances to­ward her. She cried out and the sit­u­a­tion was dif­fused.

When deputies ar­rived and col­lected ev­i­dence, there was enough avail­able to ar­rest Har­ris. He was trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter where he re­mains, charged with crim­i­nal at­tempt to com­mit sodomy, sex­ual bat­tery, con­tribut­ing to the delin­quency of a mi­nor and bat­tery.

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