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Theft of iPad leads to drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – The theft of an iPad at one Alcovy Road motel led to the drug arrests of a Covington man and woman by the Covington Police Department (CPD) Friday at another Alcovy Road motel.

According to the CPD incident report, Officer Daniel Digby was dispatched to the Baymont Inn around 6 p.m. June 16 on the report of the stolen tablet. The clerk at the motel reportedly told Digby that his iPad, which had been in a room behind the counter, was missing.

The clerk told Digby that he had stepped outside between 5:30 and 6 p.m. and when he came back in, there was a female wearing a blue shirt with “Rams” on it behind the counter. According to the report, the female could not provide a reasonable explanation of why she was behind the counter and left, walking toward the Americas Best Value Inn. The clerk reportedly noticed the iPad was missing shortly after the female left.

According to the report, shortly after 7 p.m., Digby observed a female wearing a blue shirt with “Rams” on it walking with a male toward the Shell gas station at Alcovy Road and City Pond Road. Digby made contact with the female and male, identified as Christi Morgan, 24, and Christopher Few, 24, as they exited the gas station. Digby reportedly told Morgan about the theft of the iPad and that she matched the description of the person from the Baymont.

According to the report, Morgan admitted taking the tablet and said she wanted to give it back in order to avoid jail. Morgan was reportedly told that returning the iPad would not guarantee that she would not go to jail. According to the report, Few denied any knowledge on the theft. Morgan told police that the iPad was in her room at Americas Best and she would show them where it was.

Digby and CPD Officer Travis Pierce accompanied Morgan and Few to room 212 at Americas Best. According to the report, a key from Few’s pocket opened the room. While searching for the tablet, officers observed a substance that appeared to be methamphetamine in a small plastic bag on a bedside table. According to the report, the substance was field tested and it tested positive for methamphetamine. The iPad also was located in the room using the owner’s locate device.

According to the report, Morgan and Few were arrested and transported to the Newton County Detention center charged with possession of methamphetamine. Morgan was also charged with theft by taking.