COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) deputy arrested a Covington man Saturday after responding to a report of terroristic threats and finding drugs in the man’s car.
According to the NCSO incident report, at 4:40 p.m. June 1, Deputy Joshua Hicks was dispatched to an area on Highway 212 in reference to a terroristic threat call involving a pistol. According to the report, when he arrived, Hicks observed the alleged offender, Terry Lee Aikens, 53, standing by the driver’s side door of his vehicle with the door open.
According to the report, Aikens complied with instructions to keep his hands visible and was walked to Hicks’ patrol car. Aikens reportedly told Hicks that the vehicle was standing beside was his and gave the deputy consent to search it.
While searching for what was reported to be a small, black handgun, Hicks reportedly found Schedule II (Hydrocodone) and Schedule IV (Xanax) drugs in the center console of the vehicle.
According to the report, there was not enough probable cause to confirm that an act of terroristic threats had taken place. Aikens was arrested and transported to the Newton County Law Enforcement Center on the drug charges.