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COVINGTON — A teenager walking to her car in the Walmart parking lot on Salem Road Saturday night was held at gunpoint by two unidentified suspects.

According to a report by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, the 17-year-old McDonough woman was walking to her car at about 10:30 p.m. when she was approached by two men who tried to rob her. At least one of the men had a handgun.

The report stated that two people in the parking lot witnessed the robbery attempt. When the suspects realized they were being watched, they fled the scene, according to the NCSO report.

The victim was not injured in the incident.

Descriptions of the two suspects have not been issued by the NCSO.

In other crime news, the NCSO has arrested one suspect in an Aug. 8 shooting while three others remain at large

Alante Monrico Donnell, also known as Adrian Brooks, 32, of Woodhaven Drive, Covington, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, probation violation, two counts of possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to comment certain crimes, and criminal damage to property.

According to the NCSO, a deputy responded to Whitehead Court at about 8 p.m. Aug. 8 in response to a report of a shooting. Dispatch advised the deputy that occupants of a burgundy Tahoe and a blue passenger car in the area were involved and shooting at one another.

Five people were listed as victims of aggravated assault in connection with the incident, but no information was provided on their injuries.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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