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Police arrest man found walking naked on Ga. 81

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Monday evening after he was found walking down Ga. Highway 81 in the nude, according to NCSO spokesman Lt. Tyrone Oliver.

Terry Womack, 39, of 2680 Ga. Highway 81 S., was charged with public indecency and second degree cruelty to children.

The NCSO incident report completed by a deputy at the scene shows that one of the 15 complainants who witnessed the incident is a juvenile, which is the reason for the child cruelty charge.

Oliver said the incident occurred about 6 p.m. near the intersection of Ga. 81 and Salem Road and the man had on no clothing, but was smoking a cigarette. Witnesses told the deputy they had tried to talk to the suspect, but it appeared he was under the influence of some kind of drugs.

The deputy said the man was not coherent and he found it very difficult to converse with the man and could not elicit any kind of information from him about family members, friends or other contact information.

Oliver said Womack was arrested and taken to Newton County Detention Center without incident.

In other crime news, a man was reportedly robbed at gunpoint inside his own home on Bates Road early Tuesday morning.

The man told NCSO investigators that two unidentified black men forced their way inside his home. One was carrying a gun and the other was armed with a shovel, Oliver said.

"They demanded money and he gave them his wallet containing $500 in case and they took his cell phone," Oliver said.

The case is still under investigation.

Also, Bailey's BP Station on Ga. Highway 81, South reported that three Hispanic men took three rolls of lottery tickets.

Oliver said the complainant said the tickets, were stolen "while the clerk was not looking."

Taken were 60 Million Celebration tickets and 30 Red Hot Lottery tickets.