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Posted: July 3, 2012 5:04 p.m.

Crime Briefs: Fight at QT ends in arrest

A male and female were fighting outside the U.S. Highway 278 QuikTrip on Saturday, when police arrived.

Police first made contact with the male and female, identifying them as Latrell Pitts and Dequjanta Mathews. Mathews stated she and Pitts were dating and had allegedly been arguing at The Depot.

As the officer was speaking with Mathews, Pitts allegedly became irate and argumentative with the officer. Pitts allegedly got out of the car, stating he would walk away so he would not get arrested.

Police reported Pitts was allegedly not making sense, talking about other officers arresting him and how he did not want to get arrested for kidnapping Mathews.

Pitts was allegedly not steady on his feet. He allegedly swayed back and forth and his eyes appeared to be glassy and blood shot. He allegedly smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage. Pitts then stated he was under 21 and he allegedly consumed four to five beers while at The Depot earlier that evening.

Police then arrested Pitts for consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Shotgun missing from business

The manager of the Tire Depot reported a shotgun was stolen on Friday.

Don Bramblett told police he stored a $380 12-gauge shotgun under the counter at his business. He said when he left the business the day before at approximately 6:30 p.m.; the gun was at the store. Bramblett said when he returned on Friday morning, he saw the shotgun was allegedly missing.

Bramblett said there were not any signs of forced entry, but there was an empty can of Bud Light beer on the counter. He stated the paperwork on the counter was also allegedly tampered with.

Alleged burglary with no sign of forced entry

A Covington man reported his 32'' Phillips flat screen TV was missing on Friday, along with $200 in change.

Rodney Thrasher told police he had not been at his home since May 28, and when he returned on June 29, his belongings were gone.

Thrasher could not find any sign of forced entry and stated both doors were locked with dead bolts and said no one has any keys to his residence.

Police recorded the serial number in the report.

Man is charged with disorderly conduct

When police responded to a 911 hang up call on Saturday, a woman who claimed her boyfriend had been yelling at her in front of her baby flagged them down.

Juanita Fladger stated her boyfriend Tracy Andrews had left and pointed the officers in the direction he had been walking.

Police found Andrews and began to talk with him. While they were at that location, Fladger allegedly walked up to them. Andrews then allegedly began to curse at her.

Police told Andrews to calm down and to stop yelling.

Fladger then called her mother to come and get the baby. When she arrived, Andrews allegedly began to curse at Fladger's mother using explicit language, and telling her it wasn't any of her business.

After repeated attempts to calm Andrew's down, he was placed into custody and transported to the Newton County Detention Center and charged with disorderly conduct.

 

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