Woman, man arrested after threatening Army recruiters

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office has been dealing with complaints of people making threats lately.

An incident on Tuesday afternoon involved three Army recruiters who inadvertently traveled down a gravel road, apparently raising the ire of a resident.

According to NCSO spokesman Lt. Tyrone Oliver, the three men said they pulled onto the gravel portion of Kinnett Road around 1 p.m.

"They got to the dead end and after turning around, they were confronted by a white female, yelling and calling them names," Oliver said. "She was accusing them of speeding. She stood in the middle of the road, blocking their path and threw a large rock at the vehicle."

Oliver said as the confrontation continued, the recruiters drove around the woman and she threw another rock, hitting the rear passenger side of the vehicle.

He said a man also got into the debate and threatened to get a shotgun.

Due to the damage done to their government-issued vehicle, the men called 911.

Arrested and charged with three counts each of terroristic threats and acts and interference with government property were Dorthy Deannie Davis, 48, of 70 Kinnett Road, and Jimmy Dewayne Overby, 36, of 170 Oglesby Bridge Road, Conyers.

Also, on Saturday, deputies went to Long Drive where a woman told them a neighbor had come to her house with a 12-gauge shotgun and threatened to shoot her kids for coming onto her property.

After speaking with all parties involved, Oliver said the woman, Omesha Taylor, 26, of 15 Kirkland Meadows, was arrested for terroristic acts and threats and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Also, it was discovered that the woman's husband, Stephen Taylor, 27, was a convicted felon and was in possession of a firearm and deputies arrested him as well.


Hackman 4 years, 2 months ago

What was 3 Army Recruiters doing speeding on private property? They must have been flying to upset the property owners that much.


MyName001 4 years, 2 months ago

First of all if you read the story, it was not private property, it was a public street . It was a pitted, dirt and gravel road, so how fast do you think they could have been going in a car.... One of the recruiters was black, and this is why the residents of the homes were upset. They went out of their way to stop this car, to threaten somebody strictly because of his color; one even said they would get a gun. Why were these adults, sitting on their porch, in the middle of the afternoon. Don’t they have jobs? This was clearly a hate crime. I am glad that these people were arrested, and I hope they get the full punishment. Who stops a car with three of OUR soldiers, who sacrifice there freedom for us, just to make racial remarks, and damage their property. This is clearly an act of ingoarance, and hate for another mans skin color .


John 4 years, 2 months ago

No doubt he wasn't there but he did read & understand most of the news article. Kinda' messed up on translating the 'name" call thing and turned into a racial event.


camchey04 4 years, 2 months ago

i live on the rd and there was nothing racial about it. they were going 20 to 30 miles per hr and there has already been a child hit by a car so of course we are leery of people going fast. there was no gun and no violence there were just request of them to slow down and they became verbally abusive calling people out of there name. as representatives of the goverment they were not very american or civil themselves. we are a small street with children who roam freeley and we are just looking out for there safety. they aren the ones they made it racial and they were calling people trailor park trash and we dont live in trailors. yes we were outside because we have kids and yes we have jobs. this is not a hate crime. we did not even know they were solders and that is beside the point. if this is how they represent our country id just assume not have them in our army. we have diffrent races in our family and we are not racial. if u dont know us and were not there dont be judgemental.


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