COVINGTON — An 18-year-old Covington woman rang in the New Year by fighting, being Tasered by deputies and, ultimately, being arrested.
According to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Jenifer Lynn McCrobie and another female had been fighting outside the Marathon gas station on the Bypass Road in Covington around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.
NCSO Deputy Cortney Morrison said witnesses reported that the females had been fighting for several minutes. They would fight for a while, stop and then start back up again.
By the time deputies responded to the gas station, the other female involved in the altercation had left, but McCrobie was still standing outside.
“The deputy observed she had scratches, bruises, abrasions and a busted lip, as well as blood on her clothing,” Morrison said.
The deputy asked McCrobie for her identification and to tell him what happened.
“She only handed him her ID, but didn’t answer any of his questions,” Morrison said. “The only comment she made was an expletive to the deputy.”
As the deputy attempted to place her under arrest, McCrobie began pulling away from him and engaged in a physical altercation with the deputy, authorities said.
“Because she was resisting arrest and continuing to struggle with the deputy, he was able to gain control of her after Tasing her,” Morrison said.
Even after placing handcuffs on McCrobie, she continue to resist and kick at the deputy.
McCrobie, of 180 Sable Circle in Covington, was taken to Newton Medical Center for treatment of the injuries she sustained in the fight as well as to have the Taser prongs removed, according to the incident report.
She was then transported to the Newton County Detention Center, where she was charged with felony obstruction of officers, misdemeanor obstruction of officers, public intoxication, simple bagttery on a peace officer and affray.
In other news, a Newton County woman apparently took issue with her boyfriend’s female companion spending time in her home, so she took out a stick and hit her, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Just before 3 p.m. Saturday, deputies were called to an argument at a home at 1606 Kirkland Road.
“The complainant said her boyfriend brought a female friend to the home and she wanted her removed,” said Morrison.
Since the complainant, Kenyatta Latrice Dukes, and her boyfriend were both listed on the lease, deputies told Dukes, 26, that they could not make her boyfriend’s guest leave the residence.
Dukes appeared to understand and the deputy left, Morrison said.
However, Dukes was evidently not as understanding as originally believed.
In less than an hour, deputies were again called to the Kirkland Road residence because Dukes had allegedly assaulted her female rival with a stick, scratched and kicked her, punched her in the face and threw her belongings outside in the rain, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Dukes was arrested and charged with battery. Upon further investigation, deputies learned that the alleged victim wasn’t merely a friend, but was Dukes’ boyfriend’s other girlfriend, Morrison said.