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Crime Briefs - Jan. 30
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Teen struck in the head with brick

Detectives are still investigating a fight that ended with a 16-year-old boy in the hospital with a fractured skull.

Officers were called to Newton Medical Center after the teen came in and was suffering from a seizure in the waiting room. According to reports, he had been struck in the head with a brick. When he was taken into a room for treatment, doctors realized he was suffering from a fractured skull.

The teen’s parents told detectives that her son left the house with two other teens and came back later saying he had been hit in the face with a brick. Shortly thereafter, he reportedly passed out and when he regained consciousness, they brought him to the ER.

The teen’s father gave detectives a lead about who may have been responsible. The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Covington Police Department at (770) 786-7605 or online at All tips can be given anonymously.

Keep your hands to yourself
A routine traffic stop ended with an arrest for marijuana possession Saturday afternoon.

Officers stopped a car and spoke with the passenger, later identified as Raheem A. White. He reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day but said he had not recently.

The driver of the car gave officers permission to check his vehicle and he and White exited while officers made the search.

As some officers searched the vehicle, others asked to search White for weapons. He agreed but, when officers searched his waistband reportedly screamed, “Hey, you’re trying to touch my private parts!” and tried to jerk away. After calming down, he again told officers he had not smoked marijuana in a while, and when they remarked that he smelled of it, reportedly said it was “loud” marijuana.

He also began adjusting himself as officers continued to search the car. Although no drugs were located in the vehicle, White’s continued adjustment of his pants led officers to be concerned that he was concealing drugs.
After a search, a clear bag was found tucked in the waistband of White’s underwear. Inside were two small bags of marijuana, according to reports.

White allegedly told officers he “was Jamaican and that he was a smoker and that he did not want to lie but he didn’t want to go to jail.”

He was arrested anyway and transported to the Newton County Jail for possession of marijuana less than one ounce.