Stand­off leads to ar­rests

No in­juries re­ported fol­low­ing 5-hour or­deal at Emory Street house

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - JACKIE GUTKNECHT jgutknecht@cov­news.com

In a stand­off that lasted less than five-hours, the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice De­part­ment (CPD) was able to ap­pre­hend the bar­ri­caded gun­man with­out any re­ported in­juries.

Jody Allen Reid, 30, of Ox­ford, ended the night in hand­cuffs out­side of 5191 Emory Street af­ter CPD de­ployed tear gas in the house to get him out.

The en­tire in­ci­dent stemmed from an ear­lier bur­glary call, ac­cord­ing to CPD Crim­i­nal In­tel­li­gence and Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Allen See­baran.

Bur­glary call leads ar­rests, flee­ing, stand­off

Po­lice re­sponded to a bur­glary in progress call on Crestview Drive ear­lier in the day. Two ju­ve­niles were ar­rested at that inci- dent. One of the ju­ve­niles was a fam­ily mem­ber of the home­owner, while the other was a friend.

“We want the neigh­bor­hood to know that this was not a pair of bur­glars ran­domly tar­get­ing ad­dresses in the area,” See­baran said.

The ju­ve­niles are fac­ing charges for crim­i­nal tres­pass and pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana less than an ounce. Their cases will be han­dled in ju­ve­nile court.

Po­lice then went to speak to the mother of one of the ju­ve­niles on Odum Street. Once there, two male sub­jects, in­clud­ing Reid fled from the scene, See­baran said. Two other sub­jects were ar­rested at Odum Street.

Chad Ran­dall Davis, 31, of Cov­ing­ton, was ar­rested and charged with pos­ses­sion of drug re­lated ob­jects, pos­ses­sion with in­tent to dis­trib­ute metham­phetamine and pos­ses­sion of a firearm. An­thony Guinn Un­der- wood, 41, of Cov­ing­ton, was ar­rested and charged with pos­ses­sion of metham­phetamine, pos­ses­sion of a firearm, pos­ses­sion of drug re­lated ob­jects, pos­ses­sion with in­tent to dis­trib­ute metham­phetamine, ob­struc­tion and giv­ing false name. See­baran said all of the charges are felony charges.

Reid and an­other man fled from the scene. Reid fled to the Emory Street ad­dress and the where­abouts of the fourth man are un­known as of Fri­day af­ter­noon. A war­rant has been is­sued for his ar­rest, See­baran said.

Three guns were re­cov­ered at the Odum Street ad­dress, See­baran said. One of the

guns is con­firmed stolen from Suwan­nee, while the own­ers of the other two guns are not yet de­ter­mined.

Reid was re­port­edly driv­ing a sil­ver Hyundai, which was re­ported stolen out of Clay­ton County.

Ac­cord­ing to See­baran, the orig­i­nal of­fi­cer went to the house at 4:22 p.m. and the Emer­gency Ser­vices Unit (ESI) was paged at 5:08 p.m. Ac­cord­ing to his book­ing re­port, from the New­ton County Law En­force­ment Cen­ter (LEC), Reid was ar­rested at 9:43 p.m., bring­ing an end to the stand­off.

See­baran said Reid had an out­stand­ing war­rant out of Wal­ton County and was armed when he ran from the Odum Street lo­ca­tion. He was re­port­edly ac­quain­tances with the 5191 Emory Street home­owner.

Reid was of­fi­cially booked into the LEC at 7:56 a.m. Thurs­day morn­ing and is fac­ing charges of theft by re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty, pos­ses­sion of a firearm dur­ing the com­mis­sion of a felony, pos­ses­sion of drug re­lated ob­jects, pos­ses­sion with in­tent to dis­trib­ute metham­phetamine and ob­struc­tion. See­baran said all of the charges are felony charges.

Dar­ryl Welch | The Cov­ing­ton News

Po­lice sur­round the house on Emory Street Wed­nes­day night.

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