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Man called gay slurs, attacked
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When a Covington police officer arrived at the scene of an assault call, Elijah Bagby said he was jogging down the street when he was approached by three men.

Bagby told the officer that Quindarious Webb, Quincy Jackson and Ronald Hayes started following him while yelling expletives and saying they did not like gay people on their street. The three men grabbed Bagby.

Webb grabbed the front of his shirt, ripping it while Hayes tried to punch Bagby.

However, Bagby was able to duck and get away.

When the officer spoke with Hayes, he said he was standing on his front porch but did see Webb and Jackson follow Bagby and calling him names. Hayes was arrested for disorderly conduct.

A few hours later, Porterdale Police arrested Jackson and Webb for another assault in Porterdale. Both were arrested for disorderly conduct.

Newton High evacuated for trash can fire
Newton County High School was evacuated last week after the fire alarm sounded.

The school resource officer saw smoke coming from the 9th grade restroom.

Two students were seen in the area of the fire. The incident was turned over to investigators.

Purse snatched out of convertible
When a Newton County officer arrived at the scene of an incident on Cook Road, Sharlene Smith told the officer that someone took her purse out of her convertible while the top was down.

Smith was placing a political sign in someone's yard. When she returned to her vehicle, the purse was gone. Smith said the items of purse included $80 cash, her driver's license, social security card and several credit cards.

Woman calls police about fraudulent dating profile
When a Newton County officer arrived about a complaint, Jennifer Shelton told the officer that someone had created a fraudulent profile of her on the dating website The profile was complete with pictures, personal information and suggestions of lewd behavior.