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Posted: March 24, 2014 10:04 p.m.

Man assaults couple with a gun

Police talked a man into lowering his gun outside of Five O’clock Somewhere 1:20 Saturday morning.

Bryan McDougal was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and reckless conduct.
Covington Police responded to a call of a man threatening a couple with a gun in the parking lot of Five O’clock Somewhere after the couple tried to get the man, McDougal, to move his car.

According to reports, McDougal’s car was a few inches from the complainants’ vehicle, and he was asked to move it. McDougal then got angry, and reportedly said he was going through problems and was not someone they wanted to mess with. That is when he ran back to his car and grabbed his gun.

The complainants reported McDouga then came back toward them and pointed the gun at them several times.
When officers arrived, McDougal came from the side holding a gun in his hand with it pointed toward the ground. According to reports, he was very upset and possibly intoxicated. Reportedly, officers had their own firearms out and pointed toward the suspect while giving him loud verbal commands to put the gun down. After several loud commands, he complied and put the gun on the ground.

Officers then put McDougal on the ground and placed him in handcuffs.

Leave the tip on the table
Saturday evening a man, reportedly, was taking tips from tables at the Waffle House on Hwy. 142.

A witness called the Covington Police Department shortly after 11 p.m., describing a black male who took tips from two separate tables. According to reports, the man grabbed the tips and ran off in a southwest direction.

At 11:37 p.m. police made contact with a subject matching the witnesses’ description and charged Anthony Ross with theft by taking.

Meth on a motorcycle
A Newton County Sheriff’s deputy saw a motorcycle sitting in the tree line on Porter Road in Newborn, and then found the driver nearby with bags of methamphetamine March 3.

According to reports, the deputy saw a man walking toward the motorcycle, and asked him what he was doing in the woods. The suspect, Anthony Cox of Milledgeville, told the deputy he was looking at the property. However, the deputy reported that Cox was “acting very nervous and shaking.”

Bags of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, drug related objects and large amounts of cash were found on Cox’s possession, according to reports. Cox was charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Coors on the run
Newton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint of a man running out of a Marathon Gas Station, reportedly carrying a 30 pack of Coors Light beer.

According to reports, a black male fled the store carrying the beer, and got into a silver four door sedan Sunday, shortly after midnight.

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