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Lithonia man held in June 28 shooting
Travis Sentel Flanagan
Travis Sentel Flanagan

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Lithonia man remains behind bars in Newton County a week after his arrest last Thursday for the shooting of a Covington woman.

Travis Sentel Flanagan, 38, was arrested by Conyers police without incident and transported to the Newton County Jail nearly 12 hours after fleeing the scene of the June 28 early morning shooting on Mills Drive.

According to a Newton County Sheriff's Office incident report, when deputies responded to the scene the victim told them she and her boyfriend had been arguing all day and that he had shot her. The victim reportedly said Flanagan had left the scene on a 2018 Super Hornet motorcycle.

A NCSO spokesperson told The Covington News the victim was transported to Atlanta Medical Center with a gunshot wound to her shoulder after the incident. She has since been released from the hospital.

According to the sheriff’s office website, Flanagan has been booked into the Newton County Jail eight times since 2010, including twice earlier this year. He is currently charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of or attempt to commit a crime and probation violation for a fingerprintable charge.