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Woman's home hit by gunfire
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A woman reportedly walked out her home to find bullet holes in her residence last week.

A report said a deputy with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address on Huntcliff Place Thursday in reference to bullet holes from a shooting that occurred the previous night.

NCSO Deputy Cortney Morrison said the deputy met with a woman who said she heard several gunshots the previous night around 6 p.m., but did not realize until the next day that some of the bullets actually went through the apartment.

Morrison said the deputy saw several bullet holes in the front side of the residence.

"One ... was underneath a window in the front and one was actually in a wood window frame in the same area. There were three in the left side front of the house, and one of the bullets from the front window went through the siding in the living room and then also into the bedroom and lodged itself into a window frame," Morrison said.

Deputies spoke to several witnesses in the duplex who said that they heard four or five gunshots around 6 p.m. the previous day, but they said they did not see anything, Morrison said. Deputies collected evidence.

In a similar report Wednesday, Morrison said a caller stated he/she heard gunshots around 5:51 p.m. coming from Huntcliff Place and that a white Jeep was seen leaving the area in haste.

The deputies, while en route, did not observe any Jeep leaving or entering the neighborhood, Morrison said. Units continued to patrol the area, she said.

Police arrest man on forgery charge

A man reportedly tried to cash a forged check and then ran away from Pinnacle Bank Monday.

An officer with the Covington Police Department responded to the bank on Washington Street and spoke with a bank teller who said a man, later identified as Dexter Raines, entered the bank and tried to cash a fraudulent check for $1,480.

Raines reportedly presented the check to the teller, and when the teller asked for Raines’ identification, he reportedly stated that he didn’t have any at the time and needed to get back to work.
Raines then reportedly tried to get the check back and ran out of the bank.

Raines and several other occupants of a vehicle were detained after an officer conducted a traffic stop. Raines was charged with forgery in the fourth degree.