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Man reportedly shot in front of residence
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A man reported to police that he was shot in front of his home Wednesday.

According to an incident report, deputies from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office were contacted by Conyers

Police detectives to assist at a home on Fieldstone Lane.

Conyers detectives said a man was at the Rockdale County Hospital with a gunshot wound in his arm, and his wife said the shooting occurred at their Newton County residence Wednesday morning.

NCSO deputy Felecia Jefferson said, “The victim stated that he received the wound when he was robbed at gunpoint. Deputies went out to the residence and they did find evidence of the incident. The case is still under investigation.”

Jefferson said shell casings were found in front of the home. No other details were released.

Jefferson said the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

Man charged with molestation

A Covington man has been arrested and charged with child molestation.

NCSO Deputy Felecia Jefferson said deputies arrested Stephen Kelley Parker, 55, on Nov. 6 after an investigation of allegations that he had sex with a 15-year-old female.

Jefferson said NCSO investigators conducted forensic interviews after the victim told an adult that she had been assaulted over the course of the past two years. Jefferson said the adult then notified law enforcement.

Jefferson noted that Parker was known to the victim’s family. No further details were given.

Parker has been charged with aggravated sodomy and child molestation and remains in the Newton County Jail, Jefferson said.

Grandson strikes grandfather
A 12-year-old boy reportedly struck his grandfather at a home in Social Circle. 

A NCSO report said a deputy responded to a home at Ga. Highway 11 in Social Circle Thursday in reference to a domestic dispute.

A man said his grandson, 12, had struck him in the face with a closed fist. The deputy conducted the investigation and then placed the grandson in custody for simple battery, under the Family Violence Act, the report said.

NCSO deputy Felecia Jefferson said the child has been released to his mother. She said the boy had been staying at his grandfather’s home for the past month.

Long-distance call

A woman said her ex-boyfriend destroyed her cellphone after he suspected she texted other men.

A Covington police officer visited a room at the Covington Lodge Thursday in reference to a fight.

The woman told the officer that her ex-boyfriend was mad because he saw her texting on her cellphone. She said he threw her phone over a second-floor balcony, and the phone was destroyed.

The woman’s ex-boyfriend told the officer that he did throw the woman’s cellphone over the balcony, but only because she threw his phone over the balcony first.

The man said he would pay for the woman’s cellphone.

Death threats on Facebook
A man reported that several males threatened him via Facebook.

A deputy with the NCSO spoke with a man Nov. 15 who said several males had been threatening him on Facebook. He said they made death threats.

The deputy explained the warrant and protective order process to the man, reports said.