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Man arrested after giving police a fake name
Raymond McDaniel
Raymond McDaniel

COVINGTON, Ga. – Covington police arrested a wanted Bishop man early Monday after he gave police a false name.

According to the CPD incident report, officers responded to a Waffle House on Highway 278 just before 4 a.m. Jan. 8 to assist the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office with a report of a missing female juvenile at the location.

After locating the missing girl, police asked for identification from the two males she was with. One male reportedly produced a Florida driver’s license that returned with the proper information.

The other male, later identified as 25-year-old Raymond McDaniel reportedly gave police a false name that did not return with any information when they checked it through dispatch.

According to the report, when no information returned on the name, McDaniel showed Officer Travis Pierce a Facebook page under a different last name.

“I further questioned McDaniel about his tattoos and asked if he had ever been to jail or prison,” Pierce reported. "McDaniel stated that he’d never been in trouble.”

Pierce was able to locate McDaniel’s Facebook page and reportedly located pictures of him in prison. McDaniel was placed in handcuffs until officers could figure out who he was.

According the report, after obtaining McDaniel’s correct name and birthdate, the information was checked through dispatch and returned with a photo and an active warrant out of Clarke County.

McDaniel was arrested and transported to the Newton County Jail charged with giving false name.