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Newton County man jailed on drug, weapon charges Tuesday
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COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County man remained behind bars Friday afternoon following his arrest Tuesday afternoon on drug and weapon charges.

According to a Newton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Caleb Thomas Hall, 26, was arrested Sept. 25 after deputies responded to a home on Lazy Lane on a report of a family fight. When Deputy William Holcombe arrived at the scene, he reportedly saw several vehicles leaving the area.

“I noticed there was a green truck with two males inside,” Holcombe reported. “I stopped the vehicle as it was leaving and noticed the one male sitting in the passenger seat was a suspect that was put out by dispatch.”

Hall was reportedly identified by a photo sent out by dispatch. According to the report, Holcombe asked Hall to get out of the truck and place his hands above his head.

“The suspect followed all commands and was taken into custody,” Holcombe reported.

“I advised the suspect male why he was being detained.  As I searched for weapons, I found a brass knuckle in his right pocket along with a bag of white powder in a sandwich bag.”

According to the report, Hall stated the white powder was meth. He was arrested and charged with Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, carrying a concealed weapon and probation violation.