After fleeing Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies at more than 130 mph, a Covington man was arrested after crashing his motorcycle into a patrol cruiser.
While on patrol in the area of Ga. Highway 213, NCSO Deputy Justin Hipps observed a blue Yamaha YZF R6 motorcycle accelerate at a high rate of speed on Ga. Highway 36. Hipps attempted to initiate a traffic stop near Anderson Circle and the driver, later identified as Bryan Huckeba, slowed to pull over.
Before coming to a complete stop, Huckeba reportedly looked over his shoulder at Hipps and then accelerated again down Anderson Circle. The deputy gave chase but had to call off his pursuit on Dixie Road after Huckeba exceeded 130 mph.
Hipps was later able to reestablish contact with the suspect after Huckeba crashed his motorcycle into another NCSO deputy's patrol cruiser blocking his path.
Once Huckeba was secured, he reportedly told the deputies, "I'm going to go ahead and tell you I have drugs in my jacket pocket."
The deputies were then able to secure a red plastic cylinder tube containing 15 suspected Xanax pills. A small plastic bag containing suspected crystal methamphetamine and a money clip with $1,045 in cash were reportedly found on the suspect.
Due to the large amount of money and suspected narcotics, Hipps called an agent with the Special Investigation Unit.
Huckeba was arrested on charges of reckless driving, speeding, fleeing and attempting to elude an officer, driving without a license, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a Schedule IV narcotics.
stolen then wrecked
A Covington man's truck was stolen and then wrecked in a matter of minutes early Saturday morning.
The victim reportedly told Newton County Sheriff's Deputy Steven Ledford he was outside cranking his truck up to go to the store when a black man wearing a white jacket with a dragon on the back walked up the house and asked for a light. After telling the man he did not smoke, the victim went back inside with his keys still in the trucks ignition. The victim then peeked back out and reportedly saw his truck backing out of the driveway.
Moments later the truck was found wrecked on the side of Womack Road.
Middle aged man locked up for throwing rocks at cars, officer
A 49-year-old man was arrested Monday for throwing rocks at passing cars and Newton County Sheriff's officers.
NCSO Captain Brent Langley was dispatched to a call of a man throwing rocks at cars on Brown Bridge Road but before he arrived at the scene, a Covington Police officer had been flagged down by victims.
CPD Officer Julie English was reportedly held at bay for several minutes while the suspect, later identified as Eugene Edwards, 49, threw rocks at her and her patrol car. Once Edwards was out of ammunition, English was able to subdue the man and take him into custody.
He was charged with terroristic threats and acts and with interference with government property.