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UPDATE: Suspect identified in Spring Road incident

UPDATE (Aug. 17, 5 p.m.): The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has identified one of the people involved in a Wednesday morning altercation ...

August 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Former deputy sentenced to serve 25 years

COVINGTON, Ga. – A former sheriff's deputy convicted of child molestation in Newton County Superior Court last week was sentenced to spend at least the ...

August 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Aug. 16

Gerica Bernard Anderson, Jr., 22, Covington, Aug. 10, financial transaction card fraud, financial transaction card theft, identity theft fraud when using/possessing identifying information concerning ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


CPD offers international training in the Republic of Georgia

REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA, COVINGTON, Ga. - Members of the Covington Police Department (CPD) utilized their vacation days to travel abroad. The international trip was more than ...

August 17, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


UPDATE: Memorials spring up under bridge

UPDATE, (Aug. 15, 5 p.m.) - Makeshift memorials have sprung up under the Mt. Tabor Road bridge where the body of 27-year-old Kelly Marshall was ...

August 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO HEAT Unit arrests speeding driver on drug charges

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) HEAT (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Unit arrested a McDonough woman on drug charges Thursday evening ...

August 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


CPD arrests two juveniles after report of vehicles being entered

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested two juveniles early Monday morning after responding to a report of vehicles being broken into.

August 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Former deputy convicted of child molestation

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County Superior Court jury deliberated into the evening Friday before finding a former sheriff's deputy guilty of child molestation.

August 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Aug. 9

Christopher Treshanne Ashby, 35, Conyers, Aug. 3, back for court

August 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Porterdale Police make arrest in gas theft, vandalism at golf course

PORTERDALE, Ga. – Officers with the Porterdale Police Department (PPD) arrested a Covington man early Tuesday morning in connection vandalism and the theft of gasoline at ...

August 09, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO makes arrest in Dollar General robberies

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has made an arrest in a string of armed robberies at Dollar General Stores that occurred ...

August 09, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Jury impaneled in case of former deputy accused of child molestation

COVINGTON, Ga. – A jury was seated early Monday afternoon to hear the case of a former Newton County deputy accused of child molestation.

August 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Q&A with CPD Chief Stacey Cotton

COVINGTON, Ga. - With summer months coming to a close, The Covington News editorial staff sat down with Covington Police Department (CPD) Chief Stacey Cotton to ...

August 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Q&A with Sheriff Ezell Brown

COVINGTON, Ga. - In light of a recent spate of burglaries, armed robberies, drug arrests and car break-ins in Newton County, The Covington News editorial staff ...

August 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


UPDATE: Lennox released from hospital

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Ken Malcom confirmed Terence Lee Lennox has been released from the hospital but not taken into custody for ...

August 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


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Newton County Jail Log: June 15

James Miles Avery, 59, Lithonia, June 8, defective equipment, driving while license suspended/revoked, giving false name, address or birthdate to law enforcement

June 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO following every lead on escaped prisoners

UPDATE: Two escaped inmates captured in Tennessee after manhunt in slayings of two Georgia prison guards.

June 15, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Murder suspect bound over for trial

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington man accused of killing a homeless man and setting his body on fire was bound over for trial today after a preliminary hearing at the Newton County Courthouse.

June 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Two found dead in Newton home Tuesday in possible murder/suicide

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is investigating two people found dead Tuesday evening at a Highway 142 home.

June 14, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton High armed robbery suspects seek bond

COVINGTON, Ga. – Two of the juveniles arrested for an armed robbery last month at Newton High School were granted bond Tuesday in Newton County Superior Court. A third juvenile was denied bond.

June 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Off duty officer injured in motorcycle accident

COVINGTON, Ga. – An off duty police officer was transported to Clearview Regional Medical Center Monday afternoon after his motorcycle was hit by a car.

June 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Middle school vandalized

COVINGTON, Ga. – Vandalism at a Newton County middle school was discovered by a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy responding to another act of vandalism Wednesday.

June 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: June 7

Mark Alan Amrose, 48, Covington, June 4, theft by shoplifting, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers

June 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Failure to maintain lane leads to drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. - A traffic stop for failure to maintain lane and a tag light that wasn't working led to the arrest of a Monticello man on drug charges by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Sunday.

June 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


TVs, electronics taken in burglary

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person or persons responsible for burglarizing a Covington home and stealing nearly $2,000 worth of property over the weekend.

June 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Near miss leads to high-speed chase and arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Covington man was arrested Sunday after nearly striking a Covington Police Department (CPD) officer at an accident scene and leading police on a high speed chase.

June 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Fake BOE checks passed at banks around Atlanta

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are trying to figure out who is responsible for passing fraudulent checks with the Newton County Board of Education's (BOE) account number at banks around the Atlanta area.

June 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Discharged firearm call turns into warrant, drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) arrested a Covington woman Wednesday after a report of a discharged firearm turned up a warrant, drugs and drug paraphernalia.

June 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Armed robbery reported in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are looking for the person who robbed a Covington gas station Monday night.

June 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


House, cars shot in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is looking for the two people responsible for shooting up cars and a house after a fight at a banquet hall in Oxford ended in a Covington neighborhood early Saturday morning.

May 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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