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NCSO searches for group who beat teen
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The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault on a teenager by a group of boys that occurred Sunday evening in the Ellington Community.

Deputies from the NCSO were called to a home in the community around 7:30 p.m. They met with the 17-year-old victim’s mother, who reportedly told them that a group of boys had attacked her son and pulled a gun on him.

According to reports, the victim was walking on Greenway Drive when a truck driving down the street stopped and a group of boys jumped out and began beating him. During the assault, one of the boys allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at him, and another in the group told him to put the gun away. The victim allegedly recognized one of the group as a student from school, but did not know the others.

The victim suffered a cut over one eye and a swollen lip.

Anyone with information on the attack is asked to contact the NCSO at 678-625-5007 or online at All tips can be given anonymously.