COVINGTON — One person’s trash is just that – that person’s trash. At least, that appears to be the stance one Covington woman took when she allegedly fired a gun at a neighbor attempting to throw items away in a Dumpster on her property.
The victim told the Covington Police Department that he was taking some trash to the roll-off Dumpster located in Sandra Ann Ashby’s yard around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday when Ashby “came out of her front door and pointed a pistol at him and shot it,” the incident report states.
The victim said he dropped the plastic chairs he was attempting to discard and ran away.
Police officers who arrived to the Hardwick Circle location spoke with another neighbor who said she saw Ashby pull a gun on the victim and fire a shot in his direction, the CPD reported.
The responding officer recovered a .22-cal pistol near a table on Ashby’s front porch.
“The pistol contained four live rounds and one spent shell in the cylinder,” the report states.
Ashby, of 2190 Hardwick Circle, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
In other news, an Oxford man reported he was robbed at gunpoint by two teenage acquaintances after he took them to Waffle House in his taxi.
The victim, who works for a taxi service, said two of his acquaintances, 19-year-old Austin Clifford Wagner and a 16-year-old male juvenile, called him sometime between 1:30 and 2:30 a.m. on July 24 and asked him to take them to Waffle House, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office reported.
After they had eaten, they called the victim to have him take them home.
Deputy Felicia Jefferson said after taking the suspects home, the victim went inside the home on Mt. Tabor Road.
“The victim said he started to feel a little uneasy and was beginning to get suspicious of the suspects, so he decided to leave,” Jefferson said.
As he attempted to leave, Wagner reportedly walked toward him holding a shotgun. He was then robbed of a small amount of cash, his cell phone and a gun that he carried with him for protection, according to the report.
“The suspect told him to get off his property, so the victim ran and left his vehicle on the property,” Jefferson said.
The victim called the Sheriff’s Office. After obtaining a search warrant, officers went to Wagner’s home at 721 Mt. Tabor Road in Oxford where they not only recovered the victim’s weapon, but also found a small amount of marijuana.
Wagner and the 16-year-old juvenile were arrested and charged with armed robbery. Wagner was also charged with possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce.