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Posted: February 14, 2013 11:16 p.m.

Crime briefs: Family feud leads to jail

A man was arrested early Saturday morning after officers arrived to a family fight on Stone Street.

When officers arrived, they met with Jessie Smith, who was in the driveway yelling in the direction of the residence, according to reports. Officers went inside the residence and Smith reportedly yelled at them that they could not go inside without a warrant. The officers ignored him, going inside the home where they found a shattered glass coffee table strewn around the living room. When asked what happened, Smith’s wife reportedly told officers that Smith broke the coffee table and admitted to it. She said they had been to a birthday party and been drinking. Smith came home first and when she arrived home, he allegedly began arguing with her and she took a comforter and went to sleep on the couch.

A short time later, Smith came into the living room and the picked up the coffee table and slammed it on the floor, breaking it.

He was arrested for disorderly conduct. On the way to the jail he reportedly kept saying to officers, “I can’t believe I am going to jail for breaking a coffee table.”

No caning in Covington
Officers were called to Newton Medical Center after a man came in complaining of injuries sustained in a beating with a bamboo stick Saturday afternoon. According to reports, the victim said he had been struck in the head and left arm with a bamboo stick by Quindarius Smith. He told them he and a friend had been walking down Puckett Street when they noticed Smith drive by. He said Smith stopped the vehicle, got out and reached behind the seat and began shouting threats at him, then walked over and struck him several times with the bamboo stick.

Officers noted a knot on the victim’s head and wrist. The case was turned over to detectives.

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