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Suspicious activity leads to drug arrest

A Covington man was arrested on drug charges after an observant Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy saw him loitering in the parking lot ...

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: March 22

Javier Arenas, 24, Conyers, March 16, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Oxford man sentenced in kidnapping case

An Oxford man has received a 45-year sentence with the first 17 to be served in prison for kidnapping, aggravated assault with the intent to ...

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO H.E.A.T. Unit reports St. Patrick’s Day weekend stats

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Unit tallies more than 100 traffic violations, including nine ...

March 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax

This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Update: Emergency Pawn burglarized again

UPDATE March 22, 3:50 p.m.: On March 22, CPD released videos of the burglary in progress. They also released a video of a ...

March 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO H.E.A.T. Unit to target drunk drivers

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Unit will be out in full force this weekend ...

March 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: March 15

Emanuel Preston Allen Jr, 25, Covington, March 12, battery, cruelty to children, cruelty to children

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


11-year-old charged with making threats

An Oak Hill Elementary School student is facing misdemeanor charges after reports of an online threat surfaced two weeks ago.

March 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Two stabbed during fight in Covington

Two people were stabbed, including one critically, during a fight in Covington Sunday.

March 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO starts St. Patrick's Day patrol

Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is starting its St. Patrick's Day early with its H.E.A.T. Unit (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive ...

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO arrests five in vehicle break-in

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) arrested five people early Saturday morning in connection with a vehicle break-in.

March 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Oxford man arrested after standoff on Emory Street

In a standoff that lasted less than five-hours, the Covington Police Department (CPD) was able to apprehend the barricaded gunman without any reported injuries.

March 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: March 8

Georgia Ann Avery, 49, Covington, March 4, aggravated assault, cruelty to children, possession of cocaine, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


BREAKING: Suspect in custody in CPD standoff

UPDATE March 9, 10 a.m.: Jody Allen Reid was officially booked into the Newton County Law Enforcement Center at 7:56 a.m. Thursday ...

March 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


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Detectives investigating robbery at Krystal on Hwy 278

Detectives with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are investigating an armed robbery at the Krystal located at 3230 US-278 on Jan 22.

January 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 17

Sophia Markita Bailey, 31,Covington,Jan. 13,simple battery

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Weapons taken in trailer theft

On Jan 18, Covington Police (CPD) responded to Elite Auto Collision at 8415 Hazelbrand Road on a report of a stolen trailer. The trailer reportedly contained two rifles.

January 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


CPD: Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Covington

A traffic stop for a busted taillight resulted in the arrest of a Covington man on drug charges.

January 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 11

Charlie Marques Banks, 24, Covington, Jan. 9, parole violation, probation violation

January 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO: Traffic stop leads to two arrests

Two people were arrested when a traffic stop for an equipment issue on Highway 81 turned up outstanding warrants and other infractions on the driver and a passenger.

January 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


CPD: Daughter arrested after threats against mother

A 30 year-old Covington woman was arrested by the Covington Police Department (CPD) after she reportedly threatened to kill her mother during an argument Jan 8.

January 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 5

Daryl Ross Arnold, 42, Conyers, Jan. 2, possession and use of drug related objects, possession of methamphetamine

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO, Crime Stoppers seek help in identifying armed robber

Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Investigators and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are seeking the public's help in reference to a recent armed robbery.

January 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


UPDATE: Arrests made in armed robbery at Ingles

UPDATE:

December 31, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 28

Bobby Scott Anglin, 53, Covington, Dec. 27, criminal trespass, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine

December 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Driver, passenger arrested after seen urinating in public

After relieving himself outside a downtown business, a local man led officers with the Covington Police Department (CPD) on a chase throughout town before being taken to jail.

December 23, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 22

Seth Ryan Abernathy, 32, Social Circle, Dec. 19, probation violation

December 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


U.S. Marshals arrest man in Oxford

A man wanted for three counts of armed robbery in North Carolina was arrested in Oxford Tuesday.

December 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Scammers impersonating law enforcement/judicial officers, targeting public with "jury duty" scam

The FBI Atlanta Division and its Savannah Resident Agency are warning the public to be on alert for a phone scam wherein the caller impersonates law enforcement or judicial officers and informs the targeted individuals that they have failed to respond to jury duty and are now required to pay associated fines/fees for their failure to appear for those duties.

December 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


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