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Boyfriend sought after stabbing
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A Covington woman is recovering after being stabbed in the leg during an argument, according to reports.

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home on Long Creek Drive early Saturday morning after a fight was reported between a woman and her boyfriend.

The 28-year-old victim reportedly told deputies that she and her boyfriend had been arguing, and during the argument he allegedly kept telling her, "If you keep saying that, I’m going to stab you." He then took out a pocketknife and stabbed the victim in the leg, according to reports.

When deputies arrived, the victim’s boyfriend had left. She was transported to Newton Medical Center for treatment, and warrants were issued for the boyfriend.

Shooting reported

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office are looking for those responsible for shooting at a home in the Ellington subdivision Sunday evening.

Reports indicate the homeowner was sitting at his dining room table when he heard a "popping noise" at the back of his home. When he went outside, he reportedly noticed that someone had shot his house with a BB gun. Although the homeowner and a friend confronted a group near the home, they were not able to pinpoint who did the shooting.

Approximately an hour later, the homeowner heard the same noises again and went outside to investigate yet again, which is when a bullet grazed his leg.

He was treated at the scene by EMS and released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the NCSO at 678-625-1400 or online at All tips can be given anonymously.

Father charged

A father and daughter got into an argument Saturday morning that resulted in an assault charge against the father.

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office met with the 22-year-old victim, who allegedly told them that her father, 47-year-old Patrick Earle Brathwaite, pushed her to the ground and punched her in the face during an argument about her staying out all night.

As deputies spoke with the victim, her father reportedly approached. He said he wanted her to leave the home, and told her to give him the keys to the house and car, according to reports.

When deputies spoke with Brathwaite, he reportedly told them that he was mad at his daughter for staying out all night and wanted her to leave. He said she started yelling at him, so he pushed her out the front door and into the front yard because, "he is not going to put up with that from her."

He was charged with simple battery under the Family Violence Act.