Wal­mart em­ployee punches man­ager then quits

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

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.

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