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Shots reportedly fired after homeowner thwarts potential car break-ins
Newton County Sheriff's Office

COVINGTON, Ga. – A homeowner stopped a pair of potential car break-ins early Saturday morning after noticing a suspicious vehicle on his security camera.

According to a Newton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the homeowner told deputies he noticed a white Jeep Wrangler drive past his house on Riverstone Drive a little before 6 a.m. Jan. 12 and then come back and park in front of his house with the lights out.

Two men reportedly got out of the Jeep with one walking toward a car parked the homeowner’s driveway and the other walking toward a neighbor’s vehicle across the street.

The homeowner said when he went outside with his gun and told the pair to leave they ran back to the Jeep, got in and sped away. The homeowner told deputies he heard two gunshots as the Jeep exited the subdivision.

The case is under investigation.