Walmart employee punches manager then quits
A Walmart manager said one of his employees punched him after having a meeting with him on Wednesday.
Covington police were dispatched to the Walmart on Industrial Boulevard in reference to an assault around 12:30 p.m. A police officer spoke with a manager who said an employee told him he needed to talk to him, and the manger had the employee go to the mangers office. The manager had two other managers sit in with him on the meeting with the employee.
After the meeting, the employee got up from his chair and walked from the office. The manager spoke with the other two managers for a short time in the office and then walked out to the receiving area. The employee then reportedly approached the manag- er, threw his badge down and said, “Now talk to me like you did earlier” and punched the manager in the left cheek. The manager turned away to get away from the employee but the employee hit the manager again on the back right side of the head and told the manager that he quit and walked out of Walmart.
The manager wrote a statement about the incident and police advised him of the warrant procedure. Police also took pictures of the manager. The pictures and statement were taken for evidence. The managers also told police that they would check and see if they had video of the incident.
Man steals Jaguar from car lot after taking a test drive
A car salesman said a man stole a Jaguar from his car lot while taking a test drive on Saturday. Covington police responded to Washington Street on Tuesday around 4 p.m. in reference to a stolen vehicle.
Police spoke to a car salesman who said he had a 1997 gold Jaguar for sale at his shop and another car salesman on Washington Street sent a man to his location to test drive the vehicle. The salesman said the man arrived to his shop and identified himself as Jerrell. The salesman said Jerrell left in the car and has not returned the vehicle.
The salesman tried to contact Jerrell and the other salesman but did not get any response. The salesman told police he believed Jerrell left his vehicle on the lot and he would try to get more information. The Jaguar was entered in the Georgia Crime Information Center. The value of the vehicle was determined to be $1,500.
Several items reported missing from personal care home
The owner of a personal care home said one of his recently hired employees may have stolen items from his patients.
A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a theft at a home on Fincher Road on Tuesday afternoon. The deputy spoke with the owner who said a woman he hired as a caretaker about eight days ago left the home without telling anyone and items were also missing.
He said the woman lived on the premises and she was only supposed to leave when she was relieved by another caretaker. The man noticed blister packs containing medications for two of the homes patients missing and another one of the patient’s wallet and check book were missing.
No one observed the woman take anything or see her leave.
Two men burglarize a nursing home
A resident at a nursing home was reportedly woken up by burglars on Thursday morning.
Covington police responded to West Street around 5:30 a.m. after receiving a call about a burglary in progress at Riverside Nursing Home. According to the report, personnel told police that two unknown men had entered a room through an unlocked window and they were unsure if the two suspects were still in the building.
Police secured the area of the building and went door to door to check for the suspects, but they were unable to locate them. Police then spoke with one of the residents who told police he woke up when he heard the sound of someone going through his nightstand. The resident said as he rolled over thinking it was the nursing staff in the room, he noticed a man going through his drawers. The resident asked the man what he was doing and the man walked out into the hallway.
When the resident got out of the bed to follow the man, he saw another man. The resident described both of the men as wearing bandannas and one of them possibly carrying a long gun. The resident told police that he was unsure if he had locked his window.
Police checked the area and discovered black dirt coming into the room and on the floor. Personal items that belonged to the resident were found outside his window. Police also found a black batting style glove on top of the pile of the resident’s belongings. Police took pictures of the scene and collected the glove for evidence.