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NCSO seeking information about bus stop incident

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is investigating an incident that occurred at a school bus stop yesterday.

August 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


UPDATE: Homeowner charged in Spring Road shooting

UPDATE (Aug. 18, 10 a.m.): Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) have arrested the homeowner in Wednesday's altercation on Spring ...

August 18, 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


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Newton County Jail Log - June 24

o Alicia Michelle Steward, 38, Social Circle, June 13. Bench warrant, contempt of court.

June 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - June 22

o Cavonte Javon Durden, 18, 1660 County Line, Mansfield, June 14. Theft by taking.

June 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - June 19

Stephen Johnson Craft, 32, Lexington, S.C., June 9. Manufacturing methamphetamine.

June 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - June 17

o Regina Minor Talley, 58, 75 Woodland Ridge Circle, Covington, June 2. First degree forgery.

June 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton Jail Log - June 15

Rolland Hines Jackson, 48, 2560 Alcovy Station Road, Covington, June 1. Probation violation.

June 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - June 12

o Bobbie Jo Maddox, 29, 6 N. Broad St., Covington, May 31. Court sentenced.

June 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - June 10

o Davis L. Durham, violation of probation. Revoke balance.

June 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - June 8

Markettequis Lamont Williams, 18, 9233 Carr Circle, Covington, May 26. Child molestation, aggravated child molestation, rape.

June 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - June 5

Candice Patrice Anderson, 32, Forest Park, May 31. Failure to appear.

June 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - June 3

o Juhwan Davis, Battery. 12 months probation, $500.

June 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - June 1

o Jamal Senoia Price, 24, Bethlehem, May 25. Aggravated battery, terroristic threats and acts, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers.

June 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - May 29

o Tommy Germyale Brown, 28, 10148 Broken Branch Court, Covington, May 25. Probation violation.

May 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - May 27

Gary Lamont Sanford, 21, 85 Adrians Lane, Covington, May 13. DUI, improper lane usage, duty of driver to stop at or report, felony possession of marijuana, drug related objects.

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - May 25

o Rachel Ann Friensehner, 23, 45 Woodcrest Drive, Covington, May 15. Driving while license suspended.

May 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - May 22

Hannah Ruth Lightner, 20, Monroe, May 14. Contempt of court.

May 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


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