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Covington man arrested after fleeing deputy in school zone

A Covington man was arrested Thursday morning after speeding in a school zone and fleeing from a deputy.

According to a Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) report, at around 7:20 a.m. March 2 Terrance Jones, 18, was clocked on radar driving 48 mph in the 25 mph school zone at Live Oak Elementary School. NCSO Cpl. John Redlinger attempted to stop the vehicle using his blue lights and siren.

According to the report, Jones refused to stop, turning onto North Greenfield Circle, trying to lose the deputy. Jones reportedly continued to refuse to stop and circled onto South Greenfield Circle while accelerating to 65 mph in a 25 mph zone. According to the report, there were cars parked on the roadway and children walking to the bus stop.

Jones then reportedly turned right onto Kirkland Road, running a stop sign. He made a quick right turn into the apartments at 431 Kirkland Road, where the entry gates were closed. According to the report, Jones then stopped and complied with an order to exit the vehicle and lay on the ground.

Jones was arrested and charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, speeding, reckless driving and failure to stop at stop sign. He was transported to the Newton County Law Enforcement Center.