A woman told dispatch that she fired off her weapon after she saw a man looking through her front door on Sunday morning. Covington police were dispatched to a home on Floyd Street around 6:30 a.m. in reference to a prowler. Police spoke to a woman at the home who said when she woke up and walked downstairs, she saw a white male with curly hair and about 5'9" in height peeking through her front door window. The woman then found her pistol, went outside of her back door and fired one round into the air out to scare the man. After the woman fired her pistol, she did not see the man anymore. Police checked outside the home and around the area but did not locate the man.
Hit (in the face) and Run
A man told a deputy that an unknown man punched him in the face while driving down Ga. Highway 36 on Friday afternoon. A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office spoke with the man who said he was driving south down the highway around 2:45 p.m. and an unknown car passed him and slammed on brakes in front of him. A younger white male reportedly got out of the car, ran up to the man's vehicle and punched him in the face. The younger man then got back into his vehicle and sped away. The man told the deputy he did not know who the person was or why he assaulted him.
A Covington man was assaulted by another man at a convenience store on Thursday morning. A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about an assault that happened at Rocky Plains convenience store located on Ga. Highway 212. A man at the store told the deputy that as he was walking into the store, the door swung open and a man head butted him and tried to start a fight. The man said the store clerk asked him to come into the store and told the other man to leave. The man said he believed the man head-butted him because during a cookout on Sept. 22, the man's wife passed out in the grass while everyone was riding four wheelers and he placed the man's wife into bed. He said the man believed that something might have happened between him and the man's wife. The other man was not at the scene to answer questions from the deputy. The clerk at the store said she heard the two men arguing but she did not see the man head-butt the other man.
Wash and go
A Covington woman was arrested after she reportedly stole shampoo and conditioner from a Dollar General store on Friday. Officers with the Covington Police Department responded to a shoplifting call at the Dollar General located on U.S. Highway 278 after dispatch informed them that two black females wearing pink shirts had placed a bottle of shampoo and conditioner in their purse and drove away in gold Honda Accord. The vehicle left the parking lot and traveled south on Turner Lake Road. When police were on the way to the store heading north on Turner Lake Road, they located the described vehicle and pulled it over at a gas station at the corner of Browns Bridge Road. They found that Chantel Davidson was the only one in the vehicle. Police searched Davidson's vehicle and found a bottle of Pantene shampoo, a bottle of Pantene conditioner, a bottle of Sprite, a bottle of baby oil gel and a box of diaper rash ointment. She was placed in the back of the patrol car and taken back to the store. The employee identified Davidson as the female who stole the items and banned her from Dollar General. The value of the items stolen was $15.75. Davidson was taken to the Newton County Jail and issued a citation for shoplifting