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Newton County Jail Log: July 19

Robin Marie Akins, 58, Covington, July 13, court sentenced

July 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE: Antavian Love sentenced in the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo

COVINGTON, Ga. - Antavian Love, 17, will spend the rest of his life in prison after the sentencing decision was made by Alcovy Judicial Circuit Judge ...

July 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


CPD investigates vehicle break-ins

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating several car break-ins that happened in the early morning hours Saturday. In one case, a handgun ...

July 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Three arrested for loitering and prowling in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested three people, including a juvenile, for loitering and prowling and handgun possession early Saturday morning after somebody ...

July 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO seeks public's help in shooting of Oxford home

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are asking for the public's help in reference ...

July 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


NCSO seeks help in identifying armed robber

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Investigators and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are seeking the Public's Help in Reference to a recent ...

July 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


DeKalb PD arrests Newton County woman in shooting

COVINGTON, Ga. – TheDeKalb County Police Department (DCPD), assisted by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), arrested a Newton County woman suspected of shooting a ...

July 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Covington Police investigating armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are looking for the two people who robbed the Dollar General on Highway 278 at gunpoint ...

July 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Two murder suspects, drugs, stolen gun located at Conyers motel

CONYERS, Ga. - Suspicious activity observed by a Conyers Police Officer led to the arrest of two wanted murder suspects as well as a narcotics seizure ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: July 12

Harold Glenn Aikens, 54, Porterdale, July 8, hold for other agency (Atlanta Police Department)

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Body found in Oxford Cemetery

OXFORD, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy on patrol in Oxford found the body of a deceased male lying on the ground ...

July 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Vehicles entered, purse stolen at Porterdale Elementary

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person who broke into two cars and stole a purse ...

July 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO receives Triple Crown Award

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) traveled to the National Sheriff's Association conference in Reno, Nevada and received the National Sheriff ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Covington native captured in Conyers after burglary spree

CONYERS, Ga. - A commercial burglary spree has ended with the capture of long-time fugitive Jarvas "Big Show" McElroy. "Big Show," so named by his 6 ...

July 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


UPDATE: 3 arrests made in Social Circle shooting

UPDATE (July 7 11:20 a.m.) - The Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) has charged 3 people with false statements in connection with the Holly ...

July 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


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Archive By Section - Crime


Gun stolen during break-in

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person or persons responsible for breaking into an apartment and stealing a gun.

May 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Teen to stand trial for 2016 killing

COVINGTON, Ga. - A judge has ruled that a 17-year-old from Oxford will stand trial for a 2016 stabbing that left an 18-year-old dead.

May 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: May 17

Terry Lee Aikens, 53, Covington, May 10, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration, no seat belts, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of a schedule II controlled substance

May 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Two sentenced in 2015 Silos murder

COVINGTON, Ga. – Calling the 2015 murder of Nigiel James "a heinous act for no reason" and criminality a "cancer on our society," Alcovy Judicial Circuit Judge John M. Ott sentenced two of the three men responsible for James' death to life terms plus additional time during separate sentencing hearings Tuesday in Newton County Superior Court.

May 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO to honor Deputy White during National Police Week

COVINGTON, Ga. - In 1962, Congress and John .F Kennedy signed a proclamation declaring May 15 as Peace Officer Memorial Day, and the week has been known as National Police Week. Sunday, May 14 through Saturday, May 20is National Police Week in which members of law enforcement agencies will honor and recognize the dedication of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NHS students charged after jumping on patrol car

COVINGTON, Ga. - Two Newton High School students were charged with disorderly conduct after videos surfaced on social media of them standing and jumping on a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) School Resource Officer (SRO) patrol car, according to a NCSO press release.

May 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: May 10

Courtney Rose Abdel-Hameed, 27, Covington, May 3, forgery – 3rd degree, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Murder suspect denied bond

COVINGTON, Ga. – Rita Dugar, charged in the Feb. 28 murder of a Covington man, was denied bond at a hearing in Newton County Superior Court today.

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Firearms taken in burglary

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person or persons who broke into a Covington home and stole two firearms Tuesday.

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Armed robbery reported at Newton High School

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is investigating a reported armed robbery at Newton High School Friday.

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Armed robbery reported in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) investigators are looking for two people responsible for robbing a Covington gas station late Sunday night.

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


UPDATE: CPD identifies murder victim burned in woods

UPDATE (May 8, 9:45 a.m.): COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) has identified the man who was murdered and his body left burning in the woods Saturday.

May 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: May 3

Julian Cameron Alford, 17, Lithonia, April 27, acquiring license plate for purpose of concealing identification of motor vehicle, aggravated assault on peace officer, burglary, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, possession of tools for commission of a crime, theft by receiving stolen property

May 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


CPD makes drug arrest after traffic stop

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a Conyers man for cocaine possession Wednesday after stopping him for being an unlicensed driver.

May 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Driver assaulted at red light

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Mansfield man was assaulted at a Covington intersection Tuesday after an unknown male tried to take a tool out of the back of his truck.

May 04, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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