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Jessie Henderson arrested after woman files complaint

COVINGTON, Ga. - According to a Covington Police Department incident report, Jessie Henderson reportedly got angry while visiting with his 1-year-old daughter May 7, causing enough damage for an arrest to be made.

The complainant, whose name has been redacted from the CPD incident report, was reportedly at the Henderson residence May 7 letting her daughter visit with her daughter's father, Jessie Henderson. 

"(The complainant) stated that at some point, Henderson became angry about something," CPD Officer Travis Pierce reported. "(The complainant) stated that she decided to take her daughter and leave the location."

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Jessie Henderson's most recent booking photos from the Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office. Henderson is being held in the Rockdale County Jail on a hold from Newton County.

According to the report, Henderson followed the complainant to her car and "forcefully opened the door." While attempting to make a call to 911, Henderson reportedly grabbed her phone and "bent it in his hands until it broke."

The complainant reportedly began to leave the residence and Henderson reportedly "grabbed a large rock or brick and threw it towards the windshield of the car." The rock landed on the hood of the vehicle, missing the windshield. 

The complainant drove directly to the Covington Police Department, at 1143 Oak St., to file a report. 

"(The complainant) showed me the phone, which was a newer iPhone, that had been bent in half, the screen was cracked beyond repair and disconnected from the phone," Pierce reported. "The phone itself was in about three pieces and there was a purple phone case that (the complainant) stated was on the phone that had been broken as well."

The hood of the complainant's car showed "paint missing in several places and some dents in the center of the hood."

According to the report, the 1-year-old daughter of Henderson and the complainant was in her car seat in the back of the vehicle during the incident. 

"(The complainant) did state that Henderson is known to use drugs and it is possible that he was under the influence of some narcotic during the incident," Pierce reported. "(The complainant) also stated that Henderson does not have any rights to the child and that (the complainant) was letting Henderson see her as a courtesy."

According to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office website, Jessie Henderson was arrested May 10 and charged with probation violation, criminal trespass, second-degree criminal damage to property and obstructing or hindering persons making an emergency telephone call.

Jessie Henderson is being held at the Rockdale County Jail on the charges.

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The Covington News will update this story as information becomes available.