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Crime Briefs: Cat talk leads to catfight
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An argument over a cat led to two women getting into a physical altercation Thursday.

Joi Kendrick went to her mother's home to feed the cats and became angry at the neighbor Ashley Fields, when she saw the cats had no water, according to reports. The argument between the two started on the porch and quickly became physical.

Kendrick said that Fields pushed her down the stairs, however Fields said Kendrick fell while she was trying to get away from her. Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office did notice redness on Fields' forearms and a scratch on Kendrick's wrist.

Both women were advised of the warrant process and neither was arrested because the deputy could not determine who the aggressor was in the incident.

Woman burned with cigarette, hit with racket, after admitting to infidelity
A family fight call led to the arrest of Christopher Medrano Wednesday, on charges of battery and second degree cruelty to children.

Deputies were called to an apartment home on Sears Road where they met Medrano who was sitting in his car. He reportedly told them that he had flicked a cigarette at his girlfriend and nothing more.

However, his girlfriend Audree Schiebrel, told a different story. She allegedly told deputies that "Chris found out that I cheated on him, and he took a racket out and hit me on the leg with it. Then we went in the car to talk, and he said he hated me and that I would be dead before we broke up and that he hated me. Then he took his lit cigarette and put it out on my leg."

Deputies did see a round burn on her leg and a bruise the same width as a racket.
Additionally, a juvenile on the scene told deputies he saw Medrano hit Schiebrel with the racket, and the couple's son was also there when it occurred.

Stolen furniture linked to daughter
After getting out of jail Thursday, Yolanda Maysonet called the Covington Police to report that her home had been burglarized.

When they arrived, she allegedly told officers that she was missing her full size bed, four-drawer dresser, pedestal fan, four towels and a set of full size sheets.

She also reportedly told officers that her daughter Jamilie Santiago told her that her other daughter Sheresade Blows and a friend Gladys Elaine Jackson, had climbed into an open window and took the items and that they were located at a home in Porterdale where all three girls were staying.