Woman re­port­edly fights deputies on New Year’s

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - DANIELLE EVER­SON de­v­er­son@cov­news.com

A woman be­gan her New Year in the ER and in jail af­ter she was re­port­edly ar­rested for fight­ing a woman at a gas sta­tion and then deputies Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

A re­port from the Newton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice said a deputy re­sponded to a call about a fight at the Marathon Gas Sta­tion lo­cated at the in­ter­sec­tion of Ga. High­way 36 and Cov­ing­ton By­pass Road around 1:20 a.m. Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, dis­patch no­ti­fied the deputy that two fe­males were in the park­ing lot ac­tively fight­ing for sev­eral min­utes.

When the deputy ar­rived on scene, he re­port­edly made con­tact with one of the fe­males in­volved in the fight, lat- er iden­ti­fied as Jen­nifer McCro­bie, 18. Another deputy made con­tact with the other woman, who re­port­edly left the scene in a ve­hi­cle.

Cort­ney Mor­ri­son, NCSO Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer, said the deputy no­ticed McCro- bie had bruises, scratches and abra­sions to her arm, blood stains on her clothes, and also had a bloody lip.

“He asked her for her ID and for her to ex­plain to him what hap­pened and

how the fight started … Jen­nifer gave him her ID, but would not speak to him any fur­ther. “How­ever, she did yell an ex­ple­tive at the deputy, at which time he at­tempted to place her un­der ar­rest,” Mor­ri­son said. “She be­gan a phys­i­cal al­ter­ca­tion with that deputy, which re­sulted in her be­ing tased in her back. She was able to be placed un­der ar­rest at that time.”

Mor­ri­son said other deputies ar­rived to help as­sist in ar­rest­ing McCro­bie, who re­port­edly was “com­bat­ive.”

Ac­cord­ing to the in­ci­dent re­port, McCro­bie was taken to the ER at Newton Med­i­cal Center for treat­ment of the in­juries she re­ceived dur­ing the fight and to have the Taser prongs re­moved by the ER staff.

McCro­bie was charged with three counts of felony ob­struc­tion of of­fi­cers; mis­de­meanor ob­struc­tion of of­fi­cers; pub­lic in­tox­i­ca­tion; and af­fray.

Sus­pi­cious ve­hi­cle leads to foot-chase

A man re­port­edly led Cov­ing­ton Po­lice of­fi­cers on a foot pur­suit New Year’s Eve af­ter of­fi­cers ques­tioned him about a sus­pi­cious parked ve­hi­cle.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port, of­fi­cers with the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment were pa­trolling the area of Wash­ing­ton Street when they no­ticed a sus­pi­cious ve­hi­cle parked at Cars for Christ. When of­fi­cers re­port­edly checked the sil­ver Dodge Mag­num and saw no one was in­side, they no­ticed two males walk­ing east on Wash­ing­ton Street.

One of the of­fi­cers made con­tact with the two males, iden­ti­fied as Em­manuel Sin­gle­ton and a ju­ve­nile, and asked them if they knew who was driv­ing the ve­hi­cle. Sin­gle­ton re­port­edly told the of­fi­cer that it was his ve­hi­cle and that the bat­tery had died.

The of­fi­cer re­port­edly had the two males walk back to the ve­hi­cle with him, so that of­fi­cers could help them. While walk­ing back to the ve­hi­cle, the of­fi­cer re­quested IDs from the males. Once Sin­gle­ton was back at the ve­hi­cle, he re­port­edly stated that he did not drive the ve­hi­cle, but he was in­side of it and was walk­ing to his cousin’s house to get some­one to jump it.

While at the scene, dis­patch ad­vised of­fi­cers that Sin­gle­ton had a war­rant out of Cony­ers for a pro­ba­tion vi­o­la­tion. Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, Sin­gle­ton stated he did not do any­thing wrong.

The re­port said once the of­fi­cer was a few steps away from Sin­gle­ton, he started to back away from the of­fi­cer. The of­fi­cer was able to grab Sin­gle­ton’s jacket as he was run­ning.

“At that time, I slammed Mr. Sin­gle­ton on the ground and lost my bal­ance as he worked his way out of his jacket,” the of­fi­cer said in the re­port. “Once Mr. Sin­gle­ton was free from his jacket, he took off run­ning down Wash­ing­ton Street.”

Another of­fi­cer at­tempted to run af­ter Sin­gle­ton but was told to come back as the of­fi­cer re­trieved his K9 part­ner Do­erak, from his ve­hi­cle.

How­ever, the K9 was un­able to ap­pre­hend Sin­gle­ton and more units were re­quested to the area.

The re­port said while check­ing Sin­gle­ton’s cousin’s house, which was a home on Avery Street, an of­fi­cer no­ticed Sin­gle­ton was hiding be­hind a car across the street.

Once Sin­gle­ton re­port­edly saw of­fi­cers com­ing to­wards him, he ran into the woods. Of­fi­cers were un­able to lo­cate him at that time. Of­fi­cials with the Newton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice ad­vised CPD of­fi­cers that the ju­ve­nile in­volved in the in­ci­dent had stolen a car be­long­ing to his mother who lives in the county, and they were go­ing to take charges out for him.

The ju­ve­nile was taken to the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment and the Newton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice later took cus­tody of the ju­ve­nile.

The re­port said Sin­gle­ton would be charged with two counts of felony ob­struc­tion of an of­fi­cer and that a war­rant for his ar­rest will be taken at a later date.

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