RSCO em­ployee’s wife ar­rested af­ter try­ing to run him over

The Covington News - - Local - DANIELLE EVER­SON deverson@cov­

The wife of a Rock­dale County Sher­iff's Of­fice em­ployee was ar­rested on Sun­day af­ter she drove a 2000 Chevro­let Mal­ibu into her hus­band’s 2006 Dodge Charger Satur­day night in Cov­ing­ton.

Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Lt. Keith Crum with the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice said La­toya Woods, 38, was ar­rested on Sun­day, Sept. 2 for bat­tery un­der the Fam- ily Vi­o­lence Act, ag­gra­vated as­sault, leav­ing the scene of an ac­ci­dent and oper­at­ing a ve­hi­cle with ex­pired reg­is­tra­tion.

Crum said around 10:42 p.m. on Satur­day, deputies re­sponded to a call from Jerome Woods, 41, in ref­er­ence to his es­tranged wife in­ten­tion­ally try­ing to wreck with him while he was in his ve­hi­cle at a res­i­dence lo­cated on Trelawney Place.

“He told the deputies that he was at an ac­quain­tance’s house when he walked out- side and his es­tranged wife was driv­ing at him at a high rate of speed,” Crum said. “He pulled back into the yard and he was fol­lowed by his wife and she caused a wreck.”

Crum said deputies tried to lo­cate Woods but were un­able to that night. He said they did make contact with neigh­bors who were wit­nesses to the in­ci­dent. He said deputies made contact with her on Sun­day and she was ar­rested.

Wood’s and his wife were pre­vi­ously ar­rested on Fri­day af­ter fight­ing with each other at their Cov­ing­ton home. Deputy Cort­ney Mor­ri­son with the NCSO said the two got into a ver­bal al­ter­ca­tion and threat­ened each other with a ham­mer be­cause Woods’ wife thought he was hav­ing an af­fair.

Jerome Woods is cur­rently on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave with pay pend­ing an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion, ac­cord­ing to a RCSO spokesper­son. He was hired by the RCSO in Novem­ber 2003 and man­dated as an of­fi­cer in 2005.

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