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Two Newborn men face drug charges
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Two Newborn men were arrested early Friday morning after a deputy found drugs in a vehicle.

Newton County Sheriff’s Deputy Cortney Morrison said that around 1:12 a.m. Friday, deputies were called about a black and silver truck, occupied by two males wearing hoods, that was being driven slowly down South Johnson Street.

Morrison said a deputy en route saw the vehicle at Ga. Highway 142 and South Johnson Street, with two men, later identified as John Wesley Davis and Scotty Eugene Bryant, sitting inside. When the deputy turned his vehicle around and met the two men, he noticed a laptop computer in the lap of the driver, Davis, Morrison said.

She said the deputy asked what Davis was doing with a laptop, and Davis responded that he and Bryant were looking for WiFi.

A records check indicated that there was no insurance on the truck, and the registration was suspended, Morrison said.

"At that point, they were asked to step out of the vehicle, and the deputies noticed they were wearing jackets with hoods on them. The deputy asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. They said, ‘No, I don’t think so, but you cannot search the vehicle,’" Morrison said. "The deputies called for a K-9 unit, and the K-9 unit responded."

When the vehicle was searched, the deputy found several electronic devices, an assortment of tools, a BB gun under the driver’s seat and a glass pipe on the floorboard. Next to the glass pipe was a mini candy container in which the deputy found "a small bag of crystal-like substance thought to be methamphetamine and another glass pipe. There was also a pill discovered, a peach-in-color pill," Morrison said.

Davis was charged with felony attempt to conspire, no insurance, suspended registration, controlled substance attempt to conspire and possession of Schedule II narcotics.

Bryant was charged with attempt to conspire, controlled substance attempt to conspire and possession of Schedule II narcotics, Morrison said.

Bus rider cuts another student’s hair

A student riding a school bus reportedly cut the braids out of another student’s hair.

NCSO Deputy Cortney Morrison said a mother reported to a deputy Wednesday that her 6-year-old daughter had been bullied at school and on the bus.

While on a school bus Wednesday, Morrison said, the child accused of bullying cut two braids out of the girl’s hair.

"The deputy could see where the braids were cut out," Morrison said.

She said there was no information on the offender at the time of the report, and that the incident happened when both students were not in school.

The mother reportedly notified the child’s school.

Teen attacks parents

A mother and father reportedly were attacked by their daughter, who wanted to go to a friend’s house, Wednesday evening.

An NCSO report said a deputy responded to a Rocky Plains Road address in reference to a family fight and spoke to a mother who said her 16-year-old daughter attacked her and her husband.

NCSO Deputy Cortney Morrison said when the deputy arrived, one of the victims was holding the daughter down in the living room.

When the deputy asked what happened, the teen said she didn’t remember.

Morrison said the mother told the deputy that her daughter hit and pushed her while trying to get out of the house.

"What started it was an argument over the mother saying she wasn’t taking the daughter to a friend’s house.

"So, the daughter tried to leave the house, and the mom blocked her from leaving," Morrison said. "That’s when the daughter assaulted her."

Juvenile charges were filed for battery, Morrison said.