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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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Archive By Section - Crime


Newton County Jail Log - April 8

o Jeremy Scott Adair, 35, 11741 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, March 30. Probation violation.

April 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - April 6

o Kenneth David Radcliffe, 45, Conyers, March 25. Probation violation.

April 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - April 1

Alvin Anderson, 47, 15 Windridge Drive, Covington, March 24. Court sentenced.

April 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 27

April Teresa Pettit, 37, 3 Oak St., Porterdale, March 21. First degree forgery, escape.

March 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 25

Quindarious Eugene Webb, 17, 3127 Bohannan St., Covington, March 11. Disorderly conduct, public drunkenness.

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 23

o Cynthia Elizabeth Lyda, 39, San Antonio, Texas, March 14. Child support default ($1,056); probation violation.

March 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 20

o Gerica Bernard Anderson, 38, 3400 Salem Terrace, Covington, March 10. Work release.

March 20, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 18

Joseph Lee Tyndall, 10445 Ga. Highway 36, Covington, March 5. Disorderly conduct.

March 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 16

o Laura Marie Kelly, 110 Mountain Ride, Covington, March 6. Family Violence Act battery, third degree cruelty to children.

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 13

Joseph Duntin Morgan, 50 B Church St., Covington, March 3. Probation violation.

March 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 9

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March 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 4

o Stephen Gerod Sidwell, 44, 71 Edgefield Lane, Covington, Feb. 20. Driving while license suspended, child support.

March 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 2

o Lisa Jonquil Davis, 42, 25 Blue Jay Drive, Covington, Feb. 17. Deposit account fraud.

March 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 27

Rodney Lee Stacey, 32, 9292 Settlers Grove Road, Covington, Feb. 17. Contempt of court probation violation.

February 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton Jail Log - Feb. 25

o Hadiza Ali, 65, 80 Rosemoore Drive, Covington, Feb. 22. Family Violence Act battery.

February 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


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