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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


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


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Newton County Jail Log, May 11

Anthony Marcel McKinley, 40, 60 Camden Place, Covington, April 25. Family Violence Act battery, two counts third degree cruelty to children.

May 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, May 9

Davaris Lavonta Dyer, 18, 375 Cowan Road, Covington, April 28. Local ordinance.

May 08, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, May 6

Terry Charles Ray, 30, 135 Lazy Hollow Lane, Covington, April 25. Probation violation.

May 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log- May 4

Benjamin Broxson McMillan, 46, Birmingham, Ala., April 20. Serving 36.5 hours.

May 03, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, May 2

Timothy Andrew Owens, 27, 90 Crestfield Circle, Covington, April 22. Aggravated assault on police officers, Family Violence Act simple assault.

May 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - April 29

Tiffany Jeanne Anderson, 44, 188 Neely Hammonds, Covington, April 20. Possession of Schedule I & II drugs, Possession of Schedule I & II drug (methamphetamine).

April 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, April 27

Brandon Lamar Harris, 25, 5389 Fletcher Drive, Oxford, April 14. Reckless driving, no tail lights, license required.

April 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, April 25

Darla Denise Jarrell, 21, 3 Pine St., Porterdale, April 16. Family Violence Act simple battery.

April 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, April 22

Herbert Lee Allen, 28, 7113 Ivy St., Covington, April 14. Loitering or prowling.

April 21, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, April 20

Marcus Lanier Howard, 35, 9153 Puckett St., Covington, April 7. Driving while license suspended, affixing tint to windows or windshields.

April 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, April 13

James Davis Allen, 27, 4 Poplar St., Porterdale, April 5. DUI first offense, no seat belts, habitual violators.

April 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, April 11

Tammy A. Huff, violation of probation, balance revoked. Fraud in obtaining controlled substance, 8 years probation, 3 confinement, $1,000.

April 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, April 6

Henry Lindley Adams, 48, 95 Glynnshire Court, Covington, April 3. Possession of marijuana less than one ounce, drug related objects, drugs to be kept in original container, no seat belts, open container.

April 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, April 4

James Conway Johnson Jr., 9240 Melody Circle, Covington, March 23. Theft by shoplifting.

April 03, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, April 1

Joel McGill Stroud, 590 Freeman Drive, Covington, March 27. Two counts theft by taking, Family Violence Act battery, driving while license suspended or revoked, first offense.

March 31, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


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