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Three arrested for loitering and prowling in Covington
Junorris Hammonds (left) and Keith Parker (right)

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested three people, including a juvenile, for loitering and prowling and handgun possession early Saturday morning after somebody reportedly saw a group of juveniles pulling door handles.

According to the CPD incident report, police were dispatched to the area of Woodland Avenue and Old Monticello Street shortly after 1 a.m. July 15 on the report that the group, of approximately 10 males, was in the area pulling on car and house door handles.

The witness reportedly made contact with the group and told them he was calling the police. He also gave the dispatcher the group’s direction of travel. According to the report, CPD Sgt. Brent Fuesting arrived in the area and observed approximately five males running.

Sgt. Fuesting was able to detain three of the five. According to the report, all three subjects were sweating profusely and their heartbeats could be seen through their clothing and their carotid artery. Fuesting also observed a .38 cal. handgun lying in the grass. The weapon was reportedly clean with no rust, dirt or debris.

According to the report, all three subjects were detained and arrested. Junorris Hammonds, 19, Keith Parker, 17, and the unnamed juvenile were charged loitering and prowling and possession or carrying a handgun without a license. Parker and the juvenile were additionally charged with possession of a handgun by a person under 18.