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Covington man charged in Conyers rape

CONYERS -- The Conyers Police Department has charged a Covington man in connection with a December rape at a local pool hall.

Thaddeus Demon Goodgame, 21, of 305 Shiver Blvd., was identified with the aid of social media as a suspect in the Dec. 2 sexual assault. He was jailed Jan. 30 on charges of rape, false statements or writings and concealment of facts. Goodgame remained in the Rockdale County Jail as of Thursday.

According to police, Goodgame sexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman at Classic Billiards on Royal Drive between 2 a.m. and 2:45 a.m. on Dec. 2. According to Lt. Jackie Dunn, witnesses at the pool hall gave police a first name of the suspect, and investigators were able to make a match with the suspect through the use of social media.

According to the December incident report, the victim told police she was sexually assaulted by a man who had bought her a drink at the pool hall and who kept telling her to "drink this, drink this." The woman said she did not know the man.

The woman said she drank the drink and then went outside to smoke, where she found the man was already outside. The suspect allegedly said, "Hey, come over here, I want to talk to you," and then walked with the woman around the side of the building and into the back of the parking lot near where an 18-wheeler was parked.

The suspect allegedly sexually assaulted the woman twice, according to the report. She then ran back inside the pool hall and told her friends what happened. She told police that the suspect left right after the incident and she did not see how he left.

The victim was dropped off at Rockdale Medical Center by a friend at about 4 a.m., which is when police were called.

In other police news, a Hunting Creek Lane woman told police that someone had stolen two pit bull puppies from her fenced back yard.

The woman reported the theft at about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday and said she knew the puppies were in the fenced yard the night before. On Wednesday morning she found that someone had kicked the fence door open and the puppies were gone.

One puppy was described as red and 8 weeks old; the second puppy was white with a black nose and 10 weeks old. The puppies were valued at a total of $800.

News editor Jay Jones contributed to this report.