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Posted: August 22, 2010 12:30 a.m.

Naked man arrested in Turner Lake Park

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Steven Matthew Ray

People enjoying the trails at Turner Lake complex Thursday evening saw more than they bargained for after they reportedly found a man standing on the trails with no clothes on.

According to Covington Police Detective Daniel Seals, witnesses called 911 and reported that they saw a naked man holding his clothing in front of him on the concrete path near the lake.

When officers arrived, around 8:45 p.m., they found 38-year-old Steven Matthew Ray fully clothed. He allegedly told them that he had removed his clothing because he saw a bug of some sort on him and was trying to find and get rid of it.

Ray was arrested and transported to the Newton County Detention Center where he was charged with indecent exposure.

Man threatens violence at bank

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was contacted after an irate man reportedly made threats to blow up some government buildings.

According to reports from the Covington Police Department, a CPD officer was working security at Newton Federal Bank on Wednesday morning when he allegedly heard a 63-year-old man making threats to a teller.

The officer’s report indicates that the man came into the bank and was speaking with a bank employee when he became "more and more excited and loud." The man allegedly began to complain about taxes and the federal bailouts of banks.

The officer then clearly heard the man say "there is a war coming to this country and I know which side I am on." He then said that when this "war" starts in Covington he is "going to go to the IRS and the Department of Labor and blow them up and then he was going to go state to state blowing up the government."

When the man left, the officer obtained his information and reported the incident to the GBI.

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