A reportedly drunk man wandering the halls of a Covington nursing home early in the morning Wednesday was arrested after a pursuit, according to a Covington Police Department report.
A nurse at Riverdale Nursing Home discovered Gerald Howard Jones, 40, of Conyers, wandering building around 1 a.m.
When asked how he got into the building, Jones told the nurse he had been visiting someone inside but wouldn't give a name.
He said he would take the nurse to the person he had been visiting, but then attempted to walk out the front door, which was locked.
The nurse told CPD officers that Jones, who was dressed in a white T-shirt, jeans and white shoes, took off running through the building and was seen outside running towards Eberhart Street.
Officer K. Cribb, who was among the officers searching the area, heard a noise and saw a motion sensor light activate on the side of a house.
As Cribb rounded the corner, he saw a black male run toward the street and crawl under a parked truck, attempting to hide.
Cribb ordered Jones to come out from under the truck, stay down and put his hands behind his back.
Jones crawled out but attempted to stand up.
Cribb activated his Taser into the right side of Jones' torso and Jones put his hands behind his back.
According to the report, as he was being arrested, Jones stated he was drunk and visiting someone in the nursing home, but that he was not trying to steal anything.
Jones was charged with two counts of criminal trespass, loitering, public drunkenness and giving a false name to law enforcement, all misdemeanors.
He is currently being held at the Newton County Detention Center for charges of probation violation in Rockdale County, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.