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Juvenile arrested with stolen gun

COVINGTON, Ga. – Officers arrested a juvenile carrying jewelry and two handguns in a backpack last Thursday morning after stopping four males walking on Washington Street, according to a Covington police incident report.

Officer Pokey Daniels was patrolling near Avery Street just before 3:30 a.m. Nov. 16 when he observed four males wearing all black walking in the area. Due to thefts and entering auto reports in the area, Daniels made contact with the group.

According to the report, after explaining to the males why they were being stopped, Daniels obtained their IDs and checked them through the Georgia Crime Information Center for warrants.

One juvenile returned with a warrant for probation violation.

After placing the juvenile in handcuffs, police searched a black backpack he was carrying. Inside they reportedly found a black and silver Taurus pistol, a black and silver Springfield XD pistol, three magazines, two gold rings, a pair of gloves, two flashlights, clothing and $10.

According to the report, when the handguns were checked through GCIC, the Taurus came back as stolen. The juvenile was transported to the Newton County Law Enforcement Center charged with possession of a handgun under the age of 18 and theft by receiving.