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Man arrested with drugs at West Newton
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A man who was subbing through a temp agency at West Newton Elementary School was arrested for possession of drugs after a bag of marijuana was found on their person Friday.

A Newton County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a burglary in progress call at Chesapeake Chase around 2 p.m. Friday. The complainant told NCSO that a subject was seen on the property running across Brown Bridge Road to the elementary school.

The deputy reported that he made contact with the subject, Ladarreus Lamar McElroy, who said he was an employee of the school. Newton County School System Director of Public Relations Sheri Davis-Viniard said that McElroy is "not an employee of the Newotn County School System. He was a temp sub who is employed by Apollo Staffing."

According to reports, when NCSO asked McElroy why he was across the street, he said he walked over there on his break to smoke. The deputy, who asked to look in his bag, then found a small bag of marijuana in the tote bag.

McElroy was placed in custody and transported to the sheriff’s office.

Missing pitbull leads to arrest

A man discovered his pitbull missing Friday morning, ended up arrested on a served warrant out of Newton County.

According to reports Travarius Baker, of Greenway Cove, said the night before he saw his year-old blue, female pitbull, valued at $200, tied up on a leash on the side of his house. When Baker went to feed her, he told CPD he found the dog had gone missing, stating the leash appeared to be untied.

After running Baker’s information, CPD saw it came back with a child support warrant out of Newton County, which came back valid. Baker was arrested and transported to Newton County LEC.