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NCSO seeks group who terrorized family

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office are trying to identify the group of people who assaulted and terrorized a Covington family Friday evening.

According to a NCSO incident report, deputies responded to the home on Christian Circle just before 8 p.m. Dec. 29 on a report of a large fight. On arrival, they made contact with the complainant and her children who said a group of approximately 15 young males and females came to the home to fight her.

After assaulting her daughter, the woman said the group forced their way into the home and jumped on her when she told them to leave and attempted to help her children. According to the report, the woman and her daughters were assaulted during the incident. The group also reportedly threatened to “come back and shoot up her home” before leaving.

NCSO spokesperson Sgt. Cortney Morrison said a gun was pulled on the family during the incident. She described the group as a mixture of juveniles and adults 17 years of age and up.

Morrison said NCSO is currently trying to identify all of those involved and once they are identified, they will face charges as juveniles or adults.