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Man arrested after fighting niece
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A family fight in front of his 94-year-old mother led to the arrest of 58-year-old Willie Rogers Pitts Thursday night.

Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to a home on Thrash Street around 11 p.m. and met with one man who reportedly told them his brother, later identified as Pitts, was "extremely intoxicated and high on crack." He said Pitts had returned home after an evening of drinking alcohol and smoking crack and immediately started cursing at his niece.

The argument between niece and uncle became physical when, according to reports, Pitts pushed his niece; when that happened Pitts and his brother became involved in a verbal altercation - all in front of Pitts' 94-year-old mother - as well as other witnesses.

When officers spoke with Pitts they noted that he "displayed drunk-like behavior...and he was loud and obnoxious" and that his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. They also noted that he reeked of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet and had a hard time maintaining his balance.

Pitts allegedly admitted to fighting with his brother and niece and did not deny drinking heavily or smoking crack. He was arrested and transported to the Newton County Detention Center where he was charged with disorderly conduct.