Woman, 26, robbed at gunpoint

COVINGTON - A resident of Heritage Park apartment complex told the Newton County Sheriff's Office that she was robbed at gunpoint inside her apartment Monday night.

The 26-year-old woman said she was at home with her young child when there was knock on her door about 11:45 p.m. When she answered it, two masked black men forced their way into her home. She said they each had a gun and demanded money.

The woman had $1,200 in cash in her home that she said came from tips she had received in connection with her job.

The gunmen took the money and fled, but the victim said she did not see whether they left the complex on foot or by car.

The woman failed to report the crime until the next day, saying that she was scared to call 911 at the time of the incident.

The NCSO is still investigating the robbery.

In other crime news, one man was threatened with a gun and another with a knife in Covington during the last several days.

A man told officers with the Covington Police Department he was using the pay phone at Raceway gas station on U.S. 278 around 1:30 a.m. Sunday when a man driving a green Honda Civic pulled up and wanted to use the phone.

"(He) stated that a while male exited the car, approached him and put a knife to his back and asked for his money," said Officer Joseph Parkin in an incident report.

The victim said the man then reached into his pocket and pulled out $20, got back in his car and left the scene. Surveillance tape is being reviewed and detectives are continuing to investigate.

The second incident involved a man pointing a pistol at another man as he drove down U.S. 278 around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the victim, he and a friend were driving down the road when a third man pulled up beside him and yelled something out the window. He told CPD officers the individual was known to him and he ignored him, saying he knew him to be "a troublemaker."

He said the man next pointed a handgun at him and stated that he was going to shoot him. At that time, the victim pulled into a restaurant parking lot and called the police.

CPD officers were able to make contact with the suspect and when asked if he did indeed point a gun at the victim and say he was going to shoot him, the suspect admitted that he did.

William Mark Lewis, 22, of 4129 Hunt St., was arrested and charged with pointing a firearm at another and terroristic threats.