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Family foils robbery in Oak Hill
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One man has been arrested and another is on the run after a home burglary in the Oak Hill community Tuesday.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Cortney Morrison said that a call came in to 911 around 12:20 p.m., reporting a burglary in progress on Covey Lane. A relative of the person whose house was being robbed had driven by and allegedly noticed 22-year-old Tyderris Olander Cash of Decatur and another man leaving the home.

The family members followed the two men, who were driving a red Camaro, updating 911 operators on where they were. A deputy from the NCSO attempted to turn around to make a traffic stop, and the driver saw him and veered off the road. Both men reportedly took off on foot, but Cash, who was the passenger, was quickly arrested, according to Morrison.

Deputies are still searching for the driver, whose identity they know but were keeping under wraps at press time.

According to Morrison, long guns, pistols and cross bows were taken in the break-in.

Cash has been charged with burglary and obstruction in the case.

Odd behavior

A Conyers woman is behind bars after reportedly attempting to unlawfully fill prescription narcotics under an alias in Covington.

It all started on July 13 when a woman, later identified as Kimberly Beth Hunter, 46, called the Kroger pharmacy on Salem Road and was attempting to give prescription information over the phone. The pharmacist thought it was odd, and when she came in to claim the prescription, he reportedly asked her for her ID.

According to Newton County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Cortney Morrison, Hunter told the pharmacist her ID was in her car and left the store.

He followed her and was able to get her tag information as she left the parking lot.

Investigators subsequently determined that Hunter reportedly filled five different prescriptions (that they can prove) under two separate aliases — never using her real name — at multiple Kroger stores.

She was arrested and charged with five counts of unlawful manufacture, delivery, etc., of a controlled substance and one count of obtaining or attempting to obtain dangerous drugs by fraud.