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UPDATE: 911 recording obtained in Newborn body found

UPDATE, (Aug. 23, 5 p.m.): According to a recording provided by the Covington - Newton County 911 Center, David Autry called 911 to report he ...

August 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Traffic offense leads to arrest of wanted person

COVINGTON, Ga. – A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) HEAT (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) unit arrested a wanted Covington man Tuesday ...

August 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Covington man tased twice, arrested

COVINGTON, Ga. - After witnessing a van making sharp turns and traveling at approximate speeds exceeding 80 mph, Covington Police Department (CPD) Officer Travis Pierce was ...

August 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


CPD makes drug arrests after couple found sleeping in car

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a Covington man and a Woodstock woman on drug charges Friday evening after the pair were found ...

August 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


No leads in Friday night Porterdale shooting incident

PORTERDALE, Ga. - Porterdale Police Department (PPD) Sgt. Robert Boisis said there are no leads in a shooting incident that occurred Friday night in Porterdale. The ...

August 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Shooting Sunday in Social Circle

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - The Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) responded to two calls of a person shot Sunday around 2:11 p.m. in the ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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


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Failure to maintain lane, expired tag lead to drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Conyers man was arrested by a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy on drug charges Thursday afternoon when methamphetamine was found in his truck after a traffic stop.

May 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


iPhone taken in armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person who robbed an Atlanta man April 27.

May 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: April 26

Amaurius Nykwon Avery, 17, Covington, April 20, theft by shoplifting

April 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Indecent exposure call uncovers armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a report of indecent exposure early Wednesday morning and found an armed robbery victim whose clothes had been stolen.

April 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


TVs, computers taken in Covington burglary

COVINGTON, Ga.- Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) investigators are looking for the person or persons responsible for burglarizing a Covington house while the resident was away.

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


VIDEO: Covington woman uses security camera to scare off burglar

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington woman who, was not there, scared off a would-be thief inside her home earlier this month by shouting at him through her security camera.

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Tag check and chase leads to arrests

COVINGTON, Ga. – The driver and passenger on a motorcycle were arrested by Covington Police Department (CPD) Monday evening after fleeing a traffic stop and later being found.

April 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


TV, jewelry taken in burglary

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington man returned home April 22 after a couple of days away to find that his home had been burglarized and his property stolen.

April 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Back for court: Murder suspect returns to court annually

COVINGTON, Ga. - Vasile Chisinau Ciorba first appeared in Newton County courtroom nearly 13 years ago charged with the bludgeoning death of his wife. He was back in court Thursday for a competency hearing.

April 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


PPD tracks down, arrests intoxicated boater

PORTERDALE, Ga. - A wedding was interrupted as the Porterdale Police Department (PPD) arrested a Covington man for boating under the influence (BUI) Saturday night after a pontoon boat became disabled on the Yellow River near the dam.

April 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: April 19

David Brandon Allen, 27, Truetlin County PDC, April 17, back for court

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Nine arrested in Conyers pandering sting

CONYERS Ga. – The Conyers Police Department (CPD) arrested nine men, including four Covington men, in a pandering sting April 19.

April 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Conyers Police Seek to Identify BP Robber

Conyers, Ga-Conyers Police Department Investigators are seeking to identify an armed robbery suspect who targeted the BP Gas Station at 607 Sigman Road, on Monday.

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Counterfeit money used in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating the appearance of counterfeit money April 14 at three city businesses.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


House, truck shot at in dispute

COVINGTON, Ga.-The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to a report of shots fired at a Covington house early Tuesday morning.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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