A 25-year-old man and a juvenile female were arrested early Sunday when officers reported to a home on Morris Drive after neighbors complained of gunshots fired inside the home.
Several officers from the Covington Police Department responded to the home. After surrounding the residence, they listened and could tell there was more than one voice coming from inside the home. While trying to hear the conversation inside in an attempt to figure out the situation before entering the home, the door was opened slightly. A man, later identified as Marquis Dyer, stuck his head out, saw officers, then quickly pulled his head back inside the door and locked it. Several knocks on the door by police, demanding that Dyer open up, went ignored.
After several attempts to get Dyer and the juvenile female to open up, officers eventually forced their way inside the home. Once inside they discovered Beretta 9 mm, spent shell casings, a magazine and live rounds. It was obvious, according to reports, that shots had been fired inside the home.
The juvenile female was taken into custody and charged with obstruction of an officer. Dyer was transported to Newton Medical Center’s emergency room due to injuries sustained and, after being treated and cleared, to the Newton County Detention Center where he was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a gun within the city limits, two counts of obstruction of officers and theft by receiving.