COVINGTON - A woman was shot in the upper arm and buttock by a BB gun and transported to Atlanta Medical Center in the early morning hours Monday, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
NCSO spokesman Lt. Mark Mitchell said deputies were dispatched to a "person shot call" to 97 Millcrest Drive about 12:30 a.m. The woman told them her boyfriend, identified as Lance Deandre Millet, had shot her two times with a black and silver rifle and that he was still in the house.
According to an NCSO incident report completed by Deputy Douglas Donihe, Millet was located in a downstairs bedroom.
"Mr. Millet was advised he was under arrest for aggravated assault. A black and silver rifle was in plain view between a mattress and the wall in Mr. Millet's room," the report states.
The report goes on to say that a small amount of marijuana was also located in Millet's room.
Millet, 28, of 97 Millcrest Drive, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Mitchell said drug charges are pending.
Mitchell said it is not believed that the victim's injuries are life-threatening.
In other crime news, a woman was arrested on Feb. 26 following an alleged assault with a pencil on her boyfriend, according to the NCSO.
Mitchell said Kenyetta Dukes, 22, of 4308 Carroll St., has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the incident which occurred at 9326-B Cedar Ridge Drive.
Deputies were dispatched to the address about 8:15 p.m.
"They discovered a 26-year-old male victim who was alleging that his girlfriend stabbed him with an unknown object," Mitchell said. "She was identified and located several hours later. She arrived at the Covington Police Department and wanted to file a report with the Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrested her there."
Mitchell said it was at that time that it was learned the "unknown object" had been a pencil. The victim was stabbed in the face, arm, stomach and leg area, he said.
Also, a man who resides on Kirkland Road located his stolen log splitter in a neighbor's yard and contacted the NCSO.
According to an incident report completed by Deputy R.S. Walden the victim said he left his NorthStar 22-ton log splitter on his property on Kirkland Road on Feb. 25. The next day, he and a co-worker drove past 28 Kirkland Road and spotted a log splitter that looked remarkably similar to his.
"They stopped and during an inspection of the log splitter, they knew it belonged to (the victim) ..." the report reads adding the owner recognized several parts that had been affixed to the splitter which identified it.
The homeowner's wife where the log splitter was located said she thought her husband had obtained it from a friend. The husband arrived home and after questioning, he admitted that he took the log splitter and had taken it to his friend's house overnight, retrieving it on Feb 26. with the intention of splitting some wood.
John Williamson was arrested and charged with theft by taking, criminal trespass and obstruction of an officer.
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