Covington woman charged in assault on son

COVINGTON -- A 48-year-old woman was arrested shortly before midnight Friday after she allegedly got in a fight with her son over money and struck him in the head with a glass vase.

Officers with the Covington Police Department were called to 9158 Bent Pine Ct, N.E., at about 11:30 p.m. on a report of a family fight. There they arrested Regina Babalade, who lives at the duplex with her son. While talking with the suspect and victim police noticed that the household was in disarray, with furniture overturned, blood on the wall, coffee table and floor, and blood on a vase that was sitting on the coffee table.

The suspect told police that her son had moved back into her house and she has been putting up with him for a long time. She reportedly said she had asked her son for some money and a fight broke out during which the suspect picked up a vase and hit her son across the top of his head, causing a cut. The suspect also told officers several times that she was trying to kill her son because she is "done with trying to help him," according to the report.

The victim was apparently taking a shower when police arrived, but blood was visible on the towel he used to dry himself. He told police that his mother had hit him in the head three times with the vase.

According to the incident report, the suspect appeared to be very intoxicated and admitted that she had been drinking. The victim told police his mother had been smoking crack.

Both mother and son said they didn't want the other to go to jail.

The suspect was charged with aggravated assault and taken to the Newton County Detention Center.

In other police news, a man who was working at Repairers of the Breach on Old Brown Bridge Road as part of a community service program was charged with public indecency after he allegedly exposed himself to a woman who was shopping in the thrift store.

Carl Delamar, 23, of 85 Jack Neely Road, reportedly walked around to the same side of a clothing rack where the victim was looking at clothes, and she noticed that his penis was exposed.

The victim had store personnel contact police. Delamar was subsequently found in the office lobby next door and arrested.