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NCSO investigating armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the two people responsible for robbing a Covington man Sunday afternoon.

May 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Pistol stolen from truck

COVINGTON, Ga. – Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) investigators are looking for the person who stole a pistol out of a pick-up truck over the ...

May 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Pit Bulls reportedly attack pet in carport

OXFORD, Ga. – A 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier was reportedly attacked and killed by two Pit Bulls at a house in Oxford Sunday morning.

May 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Suspected Emergency Pawn burglar killed in Clayton wreck

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating if one of the men responsible for the March burglary at Emergency Pawn Shop was ...

May 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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Noise complaint leads to arrests

Three people were arrested Feb. 11 after a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy responded to a noise complaint on Shadowbrook Trace and found suspected drug use and underage consumption of alcohol.

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Trailer stolen on Highway 11

On Feb. 14, a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy responded to a report of a trailer theft on Highway 11 South.

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 15

Michael Bernard Allen, 50, Ellenwood, Feb. 13, child support default, contempt of court, probation violation

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


UPDATE: Victims identified in Feb. 9 possible murder-suicide

UPDATE Feb. 15, 1 p.m.: Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis has released the identities of the victims from the possible murder-suicide Feb. 9.

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Entering autos reported in Covington

The Covington Police Department (CPD) took reports on three entering auto complaints Feb. 13. In one incident, a pistol was stolen.

February 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Speeding car in Porterdale leads to drug arrest

Porterdale Police Department (PPD) arrested a woman originally stopped for speeding on drug charges after a baggie containing suspected ecstasy was found in the vehicle.

February 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 8

Christopher Rayshawn Armstead, 30, Conyers, Feb. 2, probation violation

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Traffic stop leads to arrest

A traffic stop for running a red light led to the arrest of a man wanted in Chatham County and took a gun off the streets.

February 09, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO arrests two after chase

Two men are in custody after wrecking on Interstate 20 while fleeing Covington Police Department (CPD) and Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputies in a U-Haul truck pulling a trailer.

February 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Three arrested on drug charges at local motel

Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested three people and seized drugs, including methamphetamine and cocaine, after suspicious activity Feb. 2 prompted an officer to take a second look.

February 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Couple arrested after male jumps from balcony

Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a husband and wife Feb. 2 on active warrants out of Jasper County after the male reportedly jumped from a balcony at the America's Best Motel on Alcovy Road.

February 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 1

Adrian Maurice Adams, 33, Augusta, Jan. 26, back for court (witness)

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Illegal dumping reported in Covington

Covington Police (CPD) responded to a report of illegal dumping at the Magnolia Heights Apartments Jan. 30.

February 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Erratic driving leads to drug arrest

A 53-year-old Conyers woman driving erratically was arrested after a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy found suspected methamphetamine in her vehicle during a traffic stop.

February 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Expired tag leads to drug, weapon arrests in Porterdale

Two people were arrested and the Porterdale Police Department (PPD) took drugs and guns off the street after a routine check of an expired tag turned into a more than just a traffic stop.

January 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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