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One arrested in first Emergency Pawn burglary

The Covington Police Department (CPD) has made an arrest in the Feb. 18 burglary at Emergency Pawn.

March 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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


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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


Harassment, threats result in warrants

A warrant has been issued for a Covington man after reports of harassments and threats against a local police officer.

December 19, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 14

Emmanuel Nairobi Asu, 45, Conyers, Dec. 13, driving while license suspended or revoked, marijuana-possession less than 1 ounce, no proof of insurance, suspended, revoked or canceled registration

December 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Waffle House brawl leads to arrests

After reports of an early morning brawl at the Waffle House at 6137 Highway 278 in Covington on Sunday, Covington Police Department (CPD) Officer Matt Holbrook arrived to find several people scattered about and covered in blood.

December 14, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Suspects in 2015 Silos shooting to face joint trial

Two of the three suspects in the shooting death of a 26-year-old Newton man in the Silos of Ellington neighborhood last year will be tried together after the motion for a joint trial was approved by Alcovy Judicial Circuit Chief Judge John M. Ott Tuesday.

December 12, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 7

Michael Ryan Allen, 20, Porterdale, Dec. 5, back for court

December 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


19-year old arrested for murder Tuesday

Elijah William Ramoutar, 19, has been arrested by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) for the murder of Alyssa Ann Wright, 19, Tuesday evening.

December 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


3 Newton County children safe after Amber Alert

The Newton County Sheriff's Office issued an Amber Alert late Thursday night after three children were taken by their father after a domestic dispute in their home, Newton County Sheriff's Investigator Jeff Alexander said Friday morning.

December 02, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 1

Chester Thomas Akins Jr., Covington, Nov. 28, hold for other agency (Banks County), hold for other agency (Cherokee County), theft by receiving stolen property

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


New Jersey man arrested after driving on I-20 without a tire

After reports of a vehicle traveling down Interstate 20 with no tires, Covington Police Department (CPD) found the reported vehicle, which was in fact missing a tire, and arrested the driver on multiple charges.

November 30, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 23

Bryan Howard Allen, 33, Covington, Nov. 18, probation violation

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO tracks down hot vehicle

The westbound lanes of Interstate 20 were briefly shut down Nov. 23 while fire department personnel extinguished the flames of a stolen vehicle, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) press release.

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


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