COVINGTON, Ga. — A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting in Newton County last month.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Zion Shamar Brown of Covington on Monday. Brown is charged with four counts of aggravated assault, one count of possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of certain crimes and one count of first-degree criminal property damage.

The shooting occurred on March 22 on Spring Lake Terrace in unincorporated Covington. At the time, sheriff’s investigators had asked for the public’s help to find a light-colored sedan used in the shooting on the western side of the county and offered a reward.

Brown was being held in the Newton County Jail.

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At 21, his life is turned upside down. He’ll spend his most productive years incarcerated. Over this triflin’ business, causing panic in the streets. . He didn’t hit anyone yet his sentence won’t be reduced. He got lucky nobody was killed. That’s all.

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