The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 25-year-old man who threatened to cut some neighborhood children’s throats and made suggestive comments to women at a neighborhood gathering Sunday afternoon.
Deputies were called to a home on Avery Drive where they met with the victims, as well as the man, Demarcgo Denell Coleman.
Four adults and 10 children were present — two families who were visiting each other in front of their homes — when Coleman reportedly walked by, cursing and yelling.
The witnesses said he then looked over at their group and asked them what they were looking at.
When they told him "nothing," he allegedly threatened to cut the children’s throats and then made suggestive comments to some of the women as they called for authorities.
Coleman was "acting agitated" and standing away from the crowd when deputies arrived, according to NCSO Capt. Keith Crum. He said that when deputies attempted to speak with Coleman, he ran into the wood line and disappeared. Authorities were able to locate him at his mother’s house, but once again, Coleman ran.
His mother allegedly told deputies that he has a probation violation out of Fulton County.
Locally, he has been charged with cruelty to children in the second degree, obstruction of officers, public indecency and terroristic threats and acts.
Coleman is described as a black male, about 5-feet-9-inches tall, weighing around 180 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the NCSO at 678-625-1400 or online at newtoncountysherriff.org.
Police issued a citation to a 55-year-old man after receiving two calls about his behavior early Saturday morning.
Officers with the Covington Police Department were called to Green Acres Drive and when they arrived, they noticed Perry standing in the neighbor’s yard, walking around and waving his cane in the air. He was also talking incoherently, according to reports, and walked away from officers despite their warnings to refrain from doing so.
His mother allegedly told officers he was slamming doors and cursing and walking through the street calling her and her daughter names.
She told officers that he had been acting that way all morning, according to reports.
Officers arrested Perry and walked him to their patrol vehicle.
However, he refused to get into, hooking his legs so that the officers could not pull him inside.
After several warnings, officers used their Taser to stun Perry so they could get him into the patrol car.
He was taken to the Newton County Jail and issued a citation for disorderly conduct.