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Woman charged with prescription forgery for second time

COVINGTON -- A Newton County woman has been arrested for a second time in little more than a month in connection with prescription forgery, according to the Covington Police Department.

Marjoree Renee Broxton, 26, of 770 Starrsville Road, was charged with forgery in the first degree in connection with an alleged attempt to obtain the drug Tramadol by presenting a false prescription on June 7 at a Kroger pharmacy. On July 9, the CPD was notified Braxton was again attempting to illegally obtain Tramadol from the Medicine Shoppe, located at 2155 Pace St., where she was arrested again.

According to a CPD incident report, the pharmacist at the Medicine Shoppe notified the CPD that a female had called in a prescription for 200 Tramadol HCL 50-mg tablets and that she was on her way to pick up the prescription.

"He stated that a female named Jennifer had called it in and told him she was calling in the prescription for her friend and stated that Marjorie Broxton would pick it up," the report states, adding that the pharmacist immediately called the physician the woman said prescribed the drug who told him he had not given authorization for it.

The pharmacist next called other pharmacies in town and found that Broxton had been arrested at the Kroger pharmacy for a similar attempt in June.

CPD officers were waiting nearby when Broxton showed up at the Medicine Shoppe to pick up the drugs.

"As I approached the store, I observed a female leaving in a truck that matched the description they had given. I then stopped the vehicle in the parking lot and made contact with the driver Jeff Broxton. I then asked the passenger for her ID to verify she was indeed Marjorie Broxton. I then asked Broxton to step out of the vehicle and told her to step to the rear of the vehicle," the report states. "I then advised Broxton why she had been stopped. Broxton then became nervous and was visibly shaking. She then stated, 'I had a prescription this time. I would not do it a second time.'"

The report states that Broxton went on to tell the officer that she had gone to the

doctor "a long time ago about her teeth hurting" and that she had called him and told him they were still hurting and he called the prescription in for her.

She was arrested and taken to Newton County Detention Center.

In other crime news, a man was apparently beaten severely during a robbery attempt in his own home, according to a CPD incident report.

The CPD was notified by the man's friend who had stopped to check on him Wednesday around 2 p.m. and found him sitting on his sofa in obvious distress.

"The couch was bloody and (the victim) had dried blood all over his face and arms.

Drops of dried blood were also seen on the floor of the bedroom ... (the victim) had several lacerations on his face and arms," the report states.

The victim told police that a black male, approximately 6 feet tall and wearing a white T-shirt, came into his residence and demanded money and guns.

"(The victim) then stated he began to hit him several times in his face with an unknown object and his fist. He then states once (the robber) realized he didn't have anything, he ran out of his residence and got into an unknown color mini van," the report states.

Officers found a knife near the front door which the victim said he'd never seen before.

It was taken into evidence.

The report states when asked when the beating occurred, the victim said, "It was before the second time it rained," and the officer completing the report noted it had last rained about 11:45 the night before.

The victim was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.