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Newton County Sheriff's Office investigates weekend stabbing, shooting

COVINGTON — A Covington woman was treated at the hospital for a stab wound to her leg as a result of an argument with her boyfriend.

A Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was called out to a home on Long Creek Drive just after midnight on Saturday in response to a family fight.

NCSO Investigator Michael Cunningham said the victim and her live-in boyfriend had been arguing.

“During the argument he said, ‘If you keep saying that, I’m going to stab you,’” Cunningham said. “She said he then took out a pocket knife and stabbed her in the leg.”

By the time the responding deputy arrived at the home, the suspect had left, Cunningham said.

The 28-year-old victim was transported to Newton Medical Center and warrants have been issued for the suspect.

In other news, deputies are searching for the person or persons responsible for shooting a gun at a house in the Ellingtons subdivision, and nearly hitting the homeowner with one of the bullets.

The homeowner was sitting at the dining room table inside his home Sunday when sometime around 10 p.m. he heard a popping noise coming from the back of his house, Cunningham said.

“When he went outside to investigate, he noticed that his house had been shot with a BB gun.”

The victim and a friend confronted some people they saw congregated on the street corner, but were not able to determine whether they were responsible for the shooting.

About an hour later, the homeowner heard more popping noises and went outside to investigate again.

“As he was walking back into the house, he heard two gunshots and notice he had been grazed by a bullet on his left pant leg,” Cunningham said.

The victim was treated by EMS at the scene, and investigators are continuing to search for suspects in the shooting.

Cunningham said anyone with information about either of these cases is asked to call the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at 678-625-1400.