COVINGTON -- Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Brown Bridge and Salem roads area during the early morning hours Sunday after they received a report of a suspicious man with a small child in dark parking lots.
"We received a complaint of a male dragging a child around and deputies were able to locate the male and the juvenile," said NCSO spokesman First Lt. Mark Mitchell. "Deputies determined the suspect was the young girl's father and he was intoxicated."
Mitchell said the child was a preschool-age female and she was taken home to her mother and the father was taken to the Newton County Detention Center.
Shane Rodney Taylor, 34, of 20 Helen Road, was charged with cruelty to children and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
In other crime news, a woman living on Whippoorwill Drive called the NCSO to report suspicious activity on July 13.
The woman told deputies that she had been having problems with her computers and telephones since May 2011.
"She stated she thinks someone has placed something in her house allowing them access to the system," the responding deputy states in an NCSO incident report. "She stated every morning all of her computers download around (4 a.m.) and she cannot stop it."
The woman told deputies computer technicians have told her that someone has gained access to her computers remotely, as well as placing an item in her house, allowing them access. It cannot be stopped unless she locates the item, she said.
She said she has called her service provider and always gets the same representative every time she calls.
She also complained that packages she has not ordered are delivered to her home and several minutes after delivery, they are picked up by "a foreigner."
An investigation into the complaint is ongoing, Mitchell said.