Rock­dale sher­iff’s of­fice em­ployee and wife ar­rested

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

A Rock­dale County Sher­iff’s Of­fice em­ployee and his wife were ar­rested on Fri­day af­ter fight­ing with each other at their Cov­ing­ton home.

Deputy Cort­ney Mor­ri­son with the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice said Jerome Woods, 41, and La­toya Woods, 38, were both ar­rested af­ter a do­mes­tic dis­pute on Aug. 31. She said deputies re­sponded to a home at 120 Ha­zle­hurst Drive and found out that the two got into a ver­bal al­ter­ca­tion be­cause Woods’ wife thought he was hav­ing an af­fair. Mor­ri­son said Woods and his wife both threat- ened each other with a ham­mer.

“The ver­bal al­ter­ca­tion turned phys­i­cal and the deputies had enough prob­a­ble cause to ar­rest both of them,” Mor­ri­son said.

Both par­ties were charged with bat­tery un­der the Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Act. She said both par­ties had vis­i­ble in­juries.

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