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Teen reports being beaten by group of males

CONYERS — A 15-year-old Newton County boy was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries he said he sustained when a group of males jumped and beat him this week.

A Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was called to Newton Medical Center Wednesday where he spoke with the juvenile and his mother.

“The 15-year-old said he was walking in the Chesterfield Court area when an unknown group of six or seven males jumped him and started kicking him on his face, arms and torso,” said NCSO Investigator Jeff Alexander.

The victim said he did not know the males who attacked him, but they allegedly told him they were retaliating because they accused him of hitting another female, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

In other news, a Butts County man was stopped by a member of NCSO’s Crime Suppression Unit on Sunday and later arrested when the deputy discovered he had open containers of alcohol in the car as well as suspected methamphetamine.

The deputy reported he was patrolling the area of Brown Bridge Road just after midnight when he pulled over the blue 2005 Honda Civic for a traffic violation. When he spoke with the driver, later identified as Barry Stewart, 43, of 121 Country Meadows Way in Jenkinsburg, he reported a “strong smell of alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle,” the incident report states.

The deputy then noticed the driver, who was alone in the car, had an open 22-oz. bottle of Budweiser and another open bottle of WAVE vodka, Alexander said.

A K-9 unit conducting an open-air sniff of the car alerted on the vehicle, so the deputy then searched inside the car where he found two small bags of suspected methamphetamine inside a pill bottle located in a book bag, along with a third bag with what appeared to be drug residue, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Stewart was charged with possession of methamphetamine, open container violation and failure to maintain lane.