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Officials: Halloween weekend resulted in numerous arrests

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

COVINGTON — The Halloween weekend saw some partying to excess, requiring law enforcement to become involved.

A woman living on Covered Bridge Road notified the Newton County Sheriff's Office about 3:15 a.m. Sunday that a 15-year-old girl visiting the woman's 25-year-old daughter, Victoria Leigh Rogers, appeared to be intoxicated, according to NCSO Public Information Officer Deputy Courtney Morrison.

When deputies went to the residence the woman told them she was awakened by a noise and when she went to check it out, she found the juvenile, who was extremely sick, and a strange man who appeared to be comforting her. She said she then went to her daughter's room and found her with two strange men. The three men who were present in the home ranged in age from 16 to 20.

The complainant had called EMS for the 15-year-old and while emergency medical personnel were attending to the juvenile, she told them she had had sex with one of the men, Morrison said.

When questioned by investigators, the 25-year-old daughter told them she did not give alcohol to the 15-year-old, but admitted the juvenile may have found it in the home.

Rogers, 25, of 1629 Covered Bridge Road, was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

About 9 p.m. Halloween night, NCSO deputies went to 11 Spring Valley Cove to answer complaints of the residence being "egged and toilet papered," according to Morrison.

The residents at 11 Spring Valley Cove accused neighbors at 6 Spring Valley Cove of the vandalism, but Morrison said deputies did not feel they had adequate cause to make an arrest at that time.

"About two hours later deputies were called back out due to several subjects standing in the street at 11 Spring Valley Cove who were throwing things at the residence and screaming," Morrison said. "Deputies were able to pull up to the scene discreetly and actually saw the subjects in the street. When they saw the deputies, they took off running to a house at 6 Spring Valley Cove."

Several arrests were made, including a 16-year-old juvenile who was charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and a juvenile charge of unruly after he admitted to having a BB gun and a baseball bat out in the street. A second 16-year-old juvenile was also charged with disorderly conduct and unruly.

Others arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at the scene were: Niquasia Jeannette Monroe, 21, of 6 Valley Cove; Atlas Lee Hall, 17, 340 Spring Valley Trace; and Malek Jaleel Williams, 27, 205 Mountain Ridge.

Also, the Covington Police answered a call about 4:15 p.m. Saturday in the area of Green Acres Drive and Water Oak Circle after someone called and said there were multiple people fighting in the streets.

According to a CPD incident report, officers arrived to find approximately 75 people at the intersection, along with multiple vehicles stopped and blocking the roadway.

"Once individuals were moved out of the street and traffic flow was able to be resumed, officers were able to identify five possible subjects who may have been involved in the incident," the report states.

One group of people accused another group, all in the same family, of "coming after them." One girl was treated at the scene by EMS for bleach being splashed in her eyes, but she refused further treatment.

After questioning, officers said "none of the individuals would definitively state exactly what had taken place and refused to cooperate with the investigation against other parties." No arrests were made.