COVINGTON — Two men were robbed at gunpoint when they went to meet a potential buyer of a video game system, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim told deputies that he gave a friend a ride to a location on Victoria Boulevard in Oxford around 9 p.m. Monday to sell a Wii game and console. When the friend got out of the car, four black males came up to the car and demanded money. One of the suspects held a silver revolver to his head, the incident report states. The victim also said he was struck in the face by one of the suspects, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The two victims left the scene and later called the NCSO to report the robbery. The case has been turned over to the Criminal Investigation Division, said Deputy Felicia Jefferson.
In other news, a Newton County woman reported that someone had stolen two campaign signs from her property.
The victim called the NCSO on Monday to report that one “Elect Jody Hice for U.S. Congress” campaign sign was stolen from her front yard and another from property she owns on Ga. Highway 36.
A student at Alcovy High School apparently got what she asked for Monday when she was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, 17-year-old Jahnethia Tyshai Lee of 15 Mote Crossing Road, was taken to the assistant principal’s office for refusing to go to in-school suspension and became belligerent and left the office without permission.
“When the school resource officer located her, she refused to go back to the office,” Jefferson said.
The officer did escort her back to the office, but she attempted to leave again multiple times, yelling and using profane language, she said.
“The officer continued to try to calm her down, but she yelled she would rather go to jail than to go home,” Jefferson said.
The officer arrested Lee and charged her with disorderly conduct.