An argument between mother and son led to the arrest of Cornelius Cullins Tuesday evening for obstructing an officer.
According to reports, officers from the Covington Police Department were called to a home on Nixon Circle in the Housing Authority. When they arrived, they spoke with a woman who told them Cullins had been mean to some of the small children in the home and that he was now locked inside his SUV making threats. The woman said her son had been banished from the housing authority in August and was not supposed to be there at all.
Officers approached the vehicle and saw Cullins sitting inside. He reportedly refused to open the door. His mother gave officers a key to the vehicle and they attempted to open the door, but Cullins allegedly snatched the door closed locking it again. Despite several commands to open the door Cullins refused to do so, according to reports.
Cullins was warned that if he did not open the door, they would use the Taser on him, and he allegedly ignored their commands.
After several attempts to open the door with a spare key, officers were finally able to get the door open and deploy their Taser. After that, Cullins reportedly got out of the SUV and onto the ground willingly. He was arrested and transported to the Newton County Detention Center and charged with obstruction and criminal trespassing.