A would-be burglar was arrested outside Johnson's Supermarket after a neighbor called police when they heard a loud banging noise early Tuesday morning.
When officers from the Covington Police Department arrived at the store on Washington Street, they saw two men running from the back of Johnson's Supermarket. After chasing - and loosing contact - with one of the men, officers went around to the front of the store and found the second male coming out of the bushes.
Officers instructed him to walk toward them, and as he was doing so, a guard dog from a tire shop next door ran after the suspect, causing him to jump a barbed wire fence and cut his hand. Once he was over the fence, officers were able to arrest him and take him to the patrol car.
The suspect, whose name has not been released because he is a juvenile, was not wearing shoes. When asked where they were, he reportedly told officers they fell off in the store. Officers found a hammer and a pair of black shoes by the back door (which was damaged).
The other suspect was not located and anyone with information is asked to contact the CPD at (770) 786-7605 or online at www.covingtonpolice.com. All tips can be given anonymously.