Editor's note: The wrong mugshot for Marshall Worthy was originally used with this story. It has been updated to reflect the correct person. We regret the error.
COVINGTON, Ga. – Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) arrested a man and a woman on obstruction charges and warrants early Wednesday morning after spotting them in a car at closed gas station.
According to the NCSO incident report, Deputy Christopher Cooley was patrolling the area of Highway 36 and Eagle Drive just after 3 a.m. Aug. 23 when he observed a suspicious car at the Marathon station. Cooley advised dispatch to check the tag on the vehicle and the vehicle’s owner reportedly came back with a warrant. According to the report, the car’s owner was identified in the vehicle. When the vehicle turned onto Highway 36 with a cracked windshield, Cooley initiated a traffic stop.
According to the report, the vehicle was occupied by four people. Two of the occupants, Tiffany Hand, 39, of Rutledge, and Marshall Worthy, 29, of Conyers, reportedly gave false information multiple times. According to the report, when the correct names were provided, both came back with warrants.
According to the report, Hand and Worthy were arrested and transported to the Newton County Jail charged with obstruction of officers and probation violation.