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Posted: December 19, 2013 8:35 p.m.

Web hookup ends in assault, robbery

An Atlanta woman reported that she was robbed and assaulted while visiting a man at a Covington apartment complex Sunday after meeting him through a classified website.

A report from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy was dispatched to Salem Glen Way in the Salem Glen Apartment complex around 2 a.m. in reference to a robbery. According to the report, the woman told the deputy she was robbed by two black males near the 400 building.

NCSO Investigator Jeff Alexander said the victim met a man on a website called “Backpage,” which he referred to as a “meeting site.” Alexander said it appeared the woman was asked to meet the man in Covington.

“She drove from Atlanta to Covington and met someone named ‘Devin.’ They met at the apartment complex, and once she was approached by this Devin guy, he put his arm around her shoulder and then put her in a headlock, began hitting her in the face, and then threw her to the ground,” Alexander said.

“At that point a second male showed up and began kicking her. They took her purse, and in her purse were a gun, her wallet and a personal Taser.”

Alexander said deputies are still investigating the case. No arrests have been made.

Break-ins reported at Park-N-Ride
Several car break-ins were reported at the Park-N-Ride at U.S. Highway 278 Tuesday.

Three incident reports from the Covington Police Department showed that someone broke into several vehicles, but no items were reported stolen.

In one case, a Covington police officer spoke with a woman who said the side window of her husband’s 2011 blue Chevrolet Silverado C150 truck had been broken. The woman said there wasn’t anything missing from the vehicle, though, according to the report, the truck had been “ransacked.” The glove box was opened and items were “disheveled.”

Another woman reported to police that her side window had also been broken. The report said the window frame of her 2014 black Nissan Altima was bent and scratched, but the woman reported that nothing was missing from her vehicle.

In another report, a man said the driver’s-side window of his 2000 Ford Ranger was broken. The report said tools inside the man’s truck were “disheveled,’’ as someone looked through them, but again, nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.
According to the reports, the incidents occurred between 6 a.m. and noon.

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