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UPDATE: One man in hospital, another in custody

UPDATE, 12:52 p.m. - The driver of the white SUV has been identified as Terence Lee Lennox, of Lawrenceville, according to a CPD press ...

June 24, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Porterdale police arrest suspect in car break-ins, arson

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The Porterdale Police Department (PPD) has arrested a Porterdale man suspected of damaging houses, breaking into a car and setting one car on ...

June 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: June 21

Marie Hinson Allen, 57, Social Circle, June 19, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession ...

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Car runs into furniture store

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Philip Bradford said the CPD is actively working an accident at the Badcock furniture store.

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Johnson denied bond

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington man accused of killing Michael Williams and setting his body on fire last month was denied bond by Superior Court Judge ...

June 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Theft of iPad leads to drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – The theft of an iPad at one Alcovy Road motel led to the drug arrests of a Covington man and woman by the ...

June 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO school officers complete training

COVINGTON, Ga. - During the week of June 5 through June 9 the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO)School Resource Officers (SRO) successfully completed a ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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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 Traffic) being out in force. The unit will start today, Wednesday, March 15 and will continue throughout the holiday weekend targeting any and all traffic infractions to include but is not limited to aggressive driving, distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence and seatbelt violations.

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


BREAKING: Suspect in custody in CPD standoff

UPDATE March 9, 10 a.m.: Jody Allen Reid was officially booked into the Newton County Law Enforcement Center at 7:56 a.m. Thursday morning.

March 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Shoplifting call turns into drug arrest for CPD

Three family members, including a man and woman from Oxford, were arrested by the Covington Police Department (CPD) after a shoplifting call and subsequent search turned up drugs.

March 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Traffic stop for speeding leads to drug arrest

An Oxford man was arrested by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) after a traffic stop and driver's license check led to a vehicle search that turned up drugs.

March 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Covington man arrested after traffic stop turns into chase

A Covington man was arrested after running from a traffic stop and leading a Covington Police Department (CPD) officer on a chase down Newton Drive and Highway 278.

March 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Nine arrested in ongoing NCSO investigation

Nine people have been arrested so far in an ongoing investigation by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).

March 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Covington man arrested after fleeing deputy in school zone

A Covington man was arrested Thursday morning after speeding in a school zone and fleeing from a deputy.

March 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: March 1

Malik Abdullah Allah, 18, Covington, Feb. 22, failure to appear

March 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO responds to vehicle break-ins

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to reports of vehicle break-ins Feb. 27. A gun was stolen in one of the thefts.

March 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO arrests 1 in early morning murder

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has made an arrest in an early morning shooting that left one man dead.

February 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 22

Yancey Keon Axon, 21, Dodge State Prison, Feb. 21, back for court

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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