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Railroad crosstie placed across Kirkland Road
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On June 20, two unknown persons carried a railroad crosstie from the Plum Orchard Leasing Office and placed it across the west bound lane of Kirkland Road.

Shortly after the incident, three females traveling in a 1999 Ford Explorer down Kirkland Road ran over the crosstie, causing the driver to temporarily lose control of the vehicle.

No visible injuries were caused in the accident, as the three victims exited their vehicle and moved the cross tie from the road.

Currently no arrests have been made.

Hair Pulling

June 21, a Covington resident allegedly was assaulted by her current boyfriend, Joey Stroud.

Stroud reportedly entered the victim's house around 5:45 a.m. demanding the girlfriend give him money.

After the victim told Stroud no, he pulled her out of the bed by her hair and began to beat her.

Continuously beating the victim until she gave him money, Stroud eventually quit and began ransacking the house.

Tearing up the victims' bedroom and kitchen, Stroud's search for the money came to no avail as he stormed out of the house and eventually stole the victim's 2000 Saturn Sedan.

Currently no arrests have been made.

Animal House

On June 20, Covington Police Department officer Doug Allen was patrolling the Green Acres area when he spotted several subjects. When he approached the subjects, one of the men ran behind another resident's house.

Allen questioned the subjects about the fleeing man when he caught a strong scent of burnt marijuana.

"This is the second time in three days this has happened," Allen said in a police report. "People consistently gamble, smoke marijuana and drink beer at this residence, and as soon as they see a patrol car they take off running."

Allen, who had previously warned landlord Ferdinand Weaver about the activities taking place went as far as giving him his cell phone number to call when the activities were taking place.

Failing to comply with officer Allen's request, Weaver was arrested and taken to the Newton County Detention Center where he was charged with maintaining a disorderly house.

Click it or Ticket

On June 22, Michael Myers was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after he was pulled over for a routine seatbelt violation.

Covington Police Department officer Christopher Usiak initiated the traffic stop after he spotted Myers traveling down City Pond Road not wearing his seatbelt.

During the traffic stop Usiak noticed that Myers was acting nervous and kept moving around in his seat.

When asked if there was anything illegal in his 1994 Chevy van, Myers said no and gave officer Usiak consent to search the vehicle.

While conducting the search, Usiak found a .32 Caliber Titan revolver in the pocket of the driver's door and a glass smoking device with white crystallized residue inside believed to be methamphetamine.

Myers was then arrested and taken to the Newton County Detention Center where he was booked and still remains in custody.