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Guns stolen in pawn shop burglary

Several guns were stolen from the Emergency Pawn Shop on Highway 278 during an early morning break-in Feb. 18.

February 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Broken headlight leads to chase and arrest

A Covington man was arrested Feb. 15 after leading Covington Police Department (CPD) on a vehicle and foot chase.

February 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Teen arrested after fleeing traffic stop

A 17-year-old from Covington was arrested on multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop initiated by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Foot chase for warrant leads to drug arrest

A Covington man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and drug charges after leading a Covington police officer on a foot chase Feb. 14.

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Noise complaint leads to arrests

Three people were arrested Feb. 11 after a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy responded to a noise complaint on Shadowbrook Trace and found ...

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Trailer stolen on Highway 11

On Feb. 14, a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy responded to a report of a trailer theft on Highway 11 South.

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 15

Michael Bernard Allen, 50, Ellenwood, Feb. 13, child support default, contempt of court, probation violation

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


UPDATE: Victims identified in Feb. 9 possible murder-suicide

UPDATE Feb. 15, 1 p.m.: Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis has released the identities of the victims from the possible murder-suicide Feb. 9.

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Entering autos reported in Covington

The Covington Police Department (CPD) took reports on three entering auto complaints Feb. 13. In one incident, a pistol was stolen.

February 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Speeding car in Porterdale leads to drug arrest

Porterdale Police Department (PPD) arrested a woman originally stopped for speeding on drug charges after a baggie containing suspected ecstasy was found in the vehicle.

February 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 8

Christopher Rayshawn Armstead, 30, Conyers, Feb. 2, probation violation

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Traffic stop leads to arrest

A traffic stop for running a red light led to the arrest of a man wanted in Chatham County and took a gun off the ...

February 09, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO arrests two after chase

Two men are in custody after wrecking on Interstate 20 while fleeing Covington Police Department (CPD) and Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputies in ...

February 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Three arrested on drug charges at local motel

Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested three people and seized drugs, including methamphetamine and cocaine, after suspicious activity Feb. 2 prompted an officer to take a ...

February 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Couple arrested after male jumps from balcony

Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a husband and wife Feb. 2 on active warrants out of Jasper County after the male reportedly jumped from a ...

February 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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Archive By Section - Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 3

• Joe Brown Lester Jr., 47, homeless, Covington, Oct. 23. Misdemeanor possession of marijuana, probation violation.

November 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 31

o Ismael Reyes-Rodriguez, 31, 175 Myrtle Grove Lane, Covington, Oct. 13. To serve 48 hours.

October 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 29

o Jesse Allen Davis, 22, Conyers, Oct. 18. Probation violation.

October 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct 27

o Michael Dwayne Payne Jr., 31, Stone Mountain, Oct. 19. Court sentenced.

October 27, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 24

• Romeo Anthony Brown, 21, 5178 Hartsook Drive, Covington, Oct. 18. Simple battery, loitering or prowling, street gang terrorism and prevention statute code.

October 24, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 22

• Elizabeth Rebecca Mason, 19, 8222 Wood St., Covington, Oct. 9. Furnishing to, purchase or possession of alcohol by minor.

October 22, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct 20

o Michael Ray Hadley, 53, 40 Tauton Road, Covington, Oct. 8. Improper backing, driving without license.

October 19, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 17

o William Henderson Jr., 48, Covington, Oct. 8. parole violation.

October 17, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log-Oct. 15

o Michael Scott Kinna, 49, Conyers, Oct. 5. Deposit account fraud.

October 15, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log -Oct 13

o Fordyce Benjamin Townes, 25, 65 Woodcrest Drive, Covington, Sept. 30. Court sentenced.

October 13, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 8

o Latonya Meshawn Avery, 18, 9128 Jefferson Village, Covington, Oct. 2. Probation violation.

October 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 6

• Maurice Quantale Avery, 27, Monroe, Sept. 25. Child support default.

October 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 3

o Cardell Terrell Pitts, 19, Decatur, Sept. 27. Probation violation.

October 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 1

Socrates Cordell Williams, 21, 770 Oak St., Covington, Sept. 18. DUI, improper lane usage.

Thurman Lewis Aikens, 43, 45 Springlake Terrace, Covington, Sept. 28, Probation violation, child support default.

October 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 29

• Michael Ray Ginn, 41, 175 Oak Hill West Road, Covington, Sept. 18. Speeding, no proof of insurance.

September 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


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