Two men were arrested Sunday afternoon when a mother reported her house broken into and her flat screen television stolen.
According to reports from the Covington Police Department, the woman told officers she believed that her son, 27-year-old Timothy Dwain Conner, was behind the theft. Officers went to Conner's home later that evening and although no lights were on in the home, the front door was cracked open. Officers identified themselves and Conner walked onto the front porch with his girlfriend.
Officers explained to Conner why they were there and told him his mother believed he had stolen her television and other belongings in order to pay for his drug habit. He reportedly told officers that he knew what his mother believed and that he had broken into her home in the past but this time, it was not him. He also said that he no longer had a drug habit.
When officers asked Conner if they could have a K-9 officer come and sniff around the house he indicated that he believed the dog may hint on marijuana that he had in the back room. He was asked to get it and brought a small bag of marijuana out to the officers. He allegedly told officers that he had just purchased the drugs and his girlfriend was not aware of it.
After being arrested for possession of marijuana less than one ounce, officers asked Conner if he was sure he didn't want to tell them where his mother's belongings were and he "hung his head down a few seconds and told me he had stolen his mother's stuff." He was additionally charged with theft by taking and transported to the Newton County Detention Center while officers headed to the address of the man Conner said he had sold his mother's things to.
When officers arrived at the address given to them by Conner they met with 39-year-old Anthony Lamar Freeman and a female. Freeman reportedly admitted he had purchased a television and DVD player earlier in the day and gave Conner $25 for both of them. He told officers that he had no idea the items were stolen. Freeman walked the officers into the master bedroom of his home and showed them the two items.
He was then arrested and transported to the Newton County Detention Center for theft by receiving stolen property.