An argument that reportedly escalated into a physical altercation led to the arrest of a Covington man Thursday.
Newton County Sheriff’s Deputy Cortney Morrison said deputies responded to a home on Waterford Road around 1:30 a.m. after a woman reported that her uncle, Anthony Ross, 44, had threatened to harm her aunt’s boyfriend.
Morrison said family and friends were at the house when Ross, who reportedly was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident, got into a verbal altercation with another man.
Morrison said the verbal dispute eventually turned into pushing, but the fight was separated.
Ross grabbed a knife while the victim went another way, Morrison said. Another person at the house took the knife from Ross, Morrison said, and Ross then grabbed another knife.
By that time, Morrison said, "the victim was actually able to leave in a vehicle.’’
Morrison said the deputy who arrived at the scene determined there was probable cause to arrest Ross on a reckless conduct charge.
He was taken to the Newton County Jail.