COVINGTON, Ga. – Two juvenile suspects, ages 13 and 15, face multiple charges after being arrested by deputies with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office in a stolen car that contained a loaded handgun early Sunday.
According to NCSO, just past 3:30 a.m. Feb. 18 a deputy initiated a traffic stop after the vehicle turned in front of him onto Highway 278 from Deep Step Road traveling slowly and having trouble maintaining a lane. The deputy reportedly ran the tag on the vehicle and it returned stolen.
An NCSO spokesman said the deputy stopped the vehicle and exited his patrol car. As he approached the stolen car it accelerated away from the deputy and entered Interstate 20. The chase ended when the car hit the wall on Interstate 20.
The teens were arrested at the scene. Two other male subjects in the car ran. There were no injuries.
According to a NCSO report, the vehicle, a 2003 Chevy Malibu, was reported stolen sometime between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
During the search of the vehicle, a loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm was found. The teens face a slew of charges including theft by receiving stolen property, fleeing/attempting to elude, obstructing police: resisting arrest, minor in possession of a handgun, marijuana possession less than an ounce and firearm/knife possession during a crime.