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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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Dealer tags reported stolen

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Police Department (CPD) responded to Ginn Motor Company April 12 to take a report on the theft of six Georgia dealer tags from the business.

April 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: April 12

Deangelo Kennard Little, 18, Covington, April 8, theft by deception

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Jury reaches verdict in murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Newton County jury took an hour today to convict Antavian Love, 17, of the June 2016 murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo.

April 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


PPD arrests two after speeding leads to drug charges

The Porterdale Police Department (PPD) was able to arrest a man and a woman with outstanding warrants after initially conducting a traffic stop for speeding April 7.

April 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Jury scams reported in Covington

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to two reports of jury scams recently.

April 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Jury hears testimony in murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - In the first full day of testimony in the trial of a Covington teen accused of the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo, jurors heard opening arguments and testimony from law enforcement and witnesses as the prosecution tried to prove its case against Antavian Love.

April 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Jury selected to hear murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - A jury was seated late Monday afternoon to hear the case of a teenager accused in the 2016 murder of a Covington restaurant worker.

April 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

COVINGTON, Ga. – A man and woman from Oxford were arrested early Thursday after a traffic stop for a non-working tag light turned up a warrant and drugs.

April 07, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: April 6

George Earl Anderson, 41, Oxford, March 29, probation violation

April 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


CPD arrests four teens, solves vehicle break-in cases

COVINGTON, Ga. - A tag check on a suspicious vehicle resulted in the arrests of four Atlanta teens, including three juveniles, and may have solved as many as 17 vehicle break-ins in Covington.

April 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Speeding on I-20 leads to arrests

COVINGTON, Ga - A Covington Police Department (CPD) officer arrested two men from Atlanta Sunday after a traffic stop for speeding turned up suspected marijuana and a handgun.

April 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Trial set for teen accused of murder

COVINGTON Ga - Jury selection for the trial of a Covington teen accused in the June 2016 murder of a man who gave him and two friends a ride is slated to begin Monday morning.

April 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Pedestrian killed in Sunday evening accident

COVINGTON, Ga. - A 56-year-old Covington man was pronounced deceased after being struck by a car on Highway 278 Sunday evening.

April 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


School bus involved in hit and run Friday

COVINGTON, Ga. -A local school bus was involved in a hit and run accident Friday afternoon on State Route 142 in Covington. There were reportedly no children on the bus at the time of the crash and no injuries were reported, according to a statement from the Georgia State Patrol (GSP).

April 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Update: Emergency Pawn burglarized again

UPDATE April 3, 12:30 p.m.: The CPD has identified 18-year-old Juantavious Gardner as one of the three burglary suspects who entered Emergency Pawn and stole eight guns, according to Seebaran.

April 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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