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UPDATE: Lennox recovering in hospital
Marcus Alan Pitts

UPDATE, June 28, 10:10 a.m.: Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Craig Treadwell said Terence Lee Lennox was in his own room eating on his own this morning at the hospital. 

Treadwell said charges against Lennox would depend "on when he would be released from the doctor well enough to be booked into the Newton County Detention Center."

According to the CPD incident report, contraband items were found in Lennox's Chevrolet Tahoe after the Saturday morning incident. Police reportedly found a contact lens case containing suspected marijuana and a suspected Xanax pill, a small glass container with suspected methamphetamine, a glass smoking pipe and a cell phone. 


UPDATE, June 26, 3 p.m.: Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Craig Treadwell said Terence Lee Lennox, the Lawrenceville man who was shot Saturday morning by a local citizen after running from police, had a warrant out of his arrest. 

"Lennox was wanted for obstruction of law enforcement officers," Treadwell said in an email to The Covington News. Treadwell also said he had a bench warrant because he failed to appear in court. 

As of Monday morning, Lennox was still reported as being in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta because of the injuries he sustained in the shooting incident. 


COVINGTON, Ga. (June 26, 12 p.m.) – Marcus Alan Pitts, the Covington man accused of shooting a Lawrenceville man Saturday morning following a police chase, was granted bond during a hearing at the Newton County Jail this morning.

According to her office, Newton County Magistrate Court Judge Melanie Bell granted Pitts the $25,000 bond during the hearing.

Pitts, 46, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault June 23 after allegedly shooting 33-year-old Terence Lee Lennox in the parking lot of the Newton Plaza Shopping Center as Lennox reportedly ran from police following an attempted traffic stop.

According to Covington Police Department (CPD) spokesman Captain Craig Treadwell, Lennox remains in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.


The Covington News will continue to update this report as more information becomes available. 

News Editor Jackie Gutknecht contributed to this report.