In a standoff that lasted less than five-hours, the Covington Police Department (CPD) was able to apprehend the barricaded gunman without any reported injuries.
Jody Allen Reid, 30, of Oxford, ended the night in handcuffs outside of 5191 Emory St. after CPD deployed tear gas in the house to get him out.
The entire incident stemmed from an earlier burglary call, according to CPD Criminal Intelligence and Public Information Officer Allen Seebaran.
Burglary call leads arrests, fleeing, standoff
Police responded to a burglary in progress call on Crestview Drive earlier in the day. Two juveniles were arrested at that incident. One of the juveniles was a family member of the homeowner, while the other was a friend.
“We want the neighborhood to know that this was not a pair of burglars randomly targeting addresses in the area,” Seebaran said.
The juveniles are facing charges for criminal trespass and possession of marijuana less than an ounce. Their cases will be handled in juvenile court.
Police then went to speak to the mother of one of the juveniles on Odum Street. Once there, two male subjects, including Reid fled from the scene, Seebaran said. Two other subjects were arrested at Odum Street.
Chad Randall Davis, 31, of Covington, was arrested and charged with possession of drug related objects, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm. Anthony Guinn Underwood, 41, of Covington, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm, possession of drug related objects, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, obstruction and giving false name. Seebaran said all of the charges are felony charges.
Reid and another man fled from the scene. Reid fled to the Emory Street address and the whereabouts of the fourth man are unknown as of Friday afternoon. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, Seebaran said.
Three guns were recovered at the Odum Street address, Seebaran said. One of the guns is confirmed stolen from Suwannee, while the owners of the other two guns are not yet determined.
Reid was reportedly driving a silver Hyundai, which was reported stolen out of Clayton County.
According to Seebaran, the original officer went to the house at 4:22 p.m. and the Emergency Services Unit (ESI) was paged at 5:08 p.m. According to his booking report, from the Newton County Law Enforcement Center (LEC), Reid was arrested at 9:43 p.m., bringing an end to the standoff.
Seebaran said Reid had an outstanding warrant out of Walton County and was armed when he ran from the Odum Street location. He was reportedly acquaintances with the 5191 Emory Street homeowner.
Reid was officially booked into the LEC at 7:56 a.m. Thursday morning and is facing charges of theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of drug related objects, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and obstruction. Seebaran said all of the charges are felony charges.