Early Tuesday morning an Ingles in Newton County was disrupted by gunfire. According to Covington police, 33-year old Jimquez Swiney entered the grocery store and shot his wife in the arm.

Following the shooting, Swiney fled the scene into nearby woods, where he was later arrested by police. Swiney has been charged with 1 count of Felony aggravated assault and is being held in a Newton County jail.

The victim, an employee at the Ingles supermarket on Turner Lake Road, was taken to the hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries. Police are currently investigating the motive of the shooting.

WAOK will have the updates on this developing story

  • Julien Virgin is a staff writer at CBS radio. 

 

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