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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 - Aug. 3

Cameron Adonis Holden, 19, 160 East County Woods Drive, Covington, July 21. Theft by taking, criminal trespass, cruelty to animals.

August 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - July 31

Wesley Keith Moss, 42, Conyers, July 20. Aggravated stalking, violation of family violence order.

July 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - July 29

Christopher Allen Nunley, 22, 50 Beaverdam Lane, Covington, July 17. Public drunk.

July 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - July 27

Jerry Lamaine Grier, 35, Conyers, July 7. Family Violence Act simple battery.

July 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - July 24

Christine Marie Smith, 52, 15 Tanglewood Drive, Covington, JLuly 11. Simple battery.

July 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - July 20

Jerry Lamaine Grier, 35, Conyers, July 7. Family Violence Act simple battery.

July 20, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - July 17

Tony Dean McGuire, 52, 2500 Hunters Trace, Covington, July 12. theft by shoplifting, probation violation.

July 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - July 15

Devon Montrez Austin, 19, 35 White Laurel Lane, Covington, July 12. Theft by receiving stolen property, burglary

July 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - July 13

Brandon Ladon Jackson, 17, 8176 Geiger St., Covington, July 3. Obstruction or hindering law enforcement officer, no seat belts.

July 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - July 10

Niquoya Shanea Waithe, 18, 410 Meadowridge Drive, Covington, June 29. Probation violation.

July 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - July 8

Angus Aberdeen, 21, 86 Kirkland Road, Covington, July 5. Contempt of court.

July 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - July 6

Tyrone Roderick Brooks, 42, 9142 Puckett St., Covington, June 27. Three counts child support.

July 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - July 3

Nathaniel Roberts, 21, Conyers, June 27. Felony theft by shoplifting.

July 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - July 1

Christopher Charles Bell, 51, 10307 Waterford Road, Covington, June 24. Court sentenced to work release.

June 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - June 26

o Edward Lamar Leverett, 31, Appling, June 15. Court sentenced.

June 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


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