Man ar­rested for bat­tery af­ter punch­ing his sis­ter

The Covington News - - Crime - DANIELLE EVER­SON deverson@cov­news.com

A Cov­ing­ton man was ar­rested for sim­ple bat­tery af­ter he re­port­edly punched his sis­ter on Thurs­day night. Cov­ing­ton po­lice ar­rived at Carr Circle in re­sponse to a fam­ily fight around 7:23 p.m. They spoke with a woman who said her brother Demar­cus Hightower be­came very up­set with her and her older sis­ter be­cause they told his girl­friend what he said about her. The woman said Hightower started curs­ing and yelling at her and then punched her with a closed fist on her left cheek and again in her mouth. The woman fell onto the bed af­ter Hightower pushed her and landed on an in­fant child and her in­fant cousin who were in the bed tak­ing a nap. An­other cousin pulled Hightower off of his sis­ter. The woman said Hightower left when he found out the po­lice were be­ing called. The in­fants were checked at the scene for in­juries and were re­port­edly un­harmed. Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, po­lice re­turned back to the home around 8 p.m. and spoke with the woman again. She said her brother had come back to the res­i­dence and be­gan curs­ing at her, her sis­ter and her mother. The mother told Hightower if he did not leave, she would call the po­lice. Hightower told her he wasn’t go­ing any­where and he did not have to leave. Once Hightower re­al­ized his mother was call­ing the po­lice again, he left and walked to­ward Puck­ett Street. The po­lice of­fi­cer left the res­i­dence and found Hightower walk­ing on Puck­ett Street. The of­fi­cer asked him his named and then ar­rested him. He was taken to the New­ton County Jail and charged with sim­ple bat­tery un­der the Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Act. Woman ar­rested for crim­i­nal tres­pass­ing for so­lic­it­ing at gas sta­tion

Cov­ing­ton po­lice ar­rested a woman who was re­port­edly banned from a gas sta­tion for so­lic­it­ing. Ac­cord­ing to a re­port from the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment, of­fi­cers re­sponded to a call at the Quik­Trip on U.S. High­way 278 on Mon­day in ref­er­ence to a woman ask­ing cus­tomers for money. Po­lice wit­nessed an em­ployee with QT ban Tremaine Par­lor from the prop­erty. On Thurs­day, an of­fi­cer found Par­lor back at the gas sta­tion around 10 p.m. The of­fi­cer at­tempted to ar­rest Par­lor for crim­i­nal tres­pass­ing, but said she be­came ar­gu­men­ta­tive and be­gan to pull away from the of­fi­cer. The of­fi­cer placed her on the ground and calmed her down. She was then hand- cuffed and taken to the New­ton County Jail. Man re­ports items stolen from his old res­i­dence

A Cov­ing­ton man re­ported his tools and cop­per wiring miss­ing from his old res­i­dence on Thurs­day. A deputy with the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­sponded to a call at a home on Ga. High­way 20S and spoke with a man who said he stopped by his old res­i­dence to check on his tools he had left locked in a build­ing at the res­i­dence when he moved out in early March. He said his soon to be ex-wife con­tin­ued to live at the res­i­dence, but on Aug. 24, she was evicted by his mother who owns the prop­erty. When the man ar­rived on Thurs­day morn­ing, he said he no­ticed her ve­hi­cle was there and the door to the build­ing was open. The man said he was the only one with the key. He told the deputy that he searched the build­ing and found sev­eral tools and other be­long­ings had been taken.

He also said there was dam­age done to the door and most of the cooper wire had been stripped from the build­ing. Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, the es­ti­mated cost of the stolen items was about $6,410. The man had no idea when the items had been taken.

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