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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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Archive By Section - Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Dec. 18

David Brae Goodwin, 19, 70 Woodcliff Way, Covington, Nov. 30. Theft by receiving stolen property.

December 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log- Dec. 14

Melissa Ann Tobarsalas, 34, 765 Smith Store Road, Covington, Dec. 6. Probation violation.

December 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Dec. 11

Mark Tristan Parlor, 37, 390 Berkshire Drive, Covington, Nov. 30. Failure to appear.

December 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Dec. 9

Rodney Eric Agan, 49, 1891 Access Road, Lot C-20, Covington, Dec. 5. Family Violence Act battery.

December 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Dec. 4

Ronald Lee Allenbaugh, 48, Jonesboro, Nov. 29. Child support default.

December 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 30

Hunter Avery Lawson, 18, 2018 Ga. Highway, Covington, Nov. 19. Furnishing to, purchase or possession of alcohol by minor.

November 30, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 27

Robert Barney Clay Jr., 37, 409 Ga. Highway 162, Covington, Nov. 16. Family Violence Act battery, Family Violence Act cruelty to children, Family Violence Act criminal trespass.

November 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 25

Ricky Washington, 51, 285 Horseman Run, Palmetto, Nov. 9, abandonment of dependent child.

November 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Nov 20

Robert Joseph Esposito, 54, 246 Helen Rd., Covington, Nov. 11. Battery, reckless conduct, terroristic threats and acts.

November 20, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 18

Ikeria Chimere Houston, 25, 10 Fieldview Lane, Covington, Nov. 7. Battery, criminal damage to property.

November 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 13

Demarco Sanchez Avery, 20, Stone Mountain, Nov. 8. Possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

November 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton Jail Log - Nov. 11

Stephanie Marie Abercrombie, 33, 4992 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, Nov. 2. Probation violation.

November 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 6

Jonathan Marcus Brown, 30, 180 McGiboney Road, Covington, Oct. 26. Court sentenced.

November 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log

Hannah Jannelle Ballard, 17, 209 Emory St., Oxford, Oct. 29. Theft by shoplifting, bench warrant.

November 04, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Crime


Newton County Jail Log

Terry Bernard Printup, 23, Norcross, Oct. 24. Hold for felony probation violation.

November 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


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