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Guns stolen in pawn shop burglary

Several guns were stolen from the Emergency Pawn Shop on Highway 278 during an early morning break-in Feb. 18.

February 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Broken headlight leads to chase and arrest

A Covington man was arrested Feb. 15 after leading Covington Police Department (CPD) on a vehicle and foot chase.

February 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Teen arrested after fleeing traffic stop

A 17-year-old from Covington was arrested on multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop initiated by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Foot chase for warrant leads to drug arrest

A Covington man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and drug charges after leading a Covington police officer on a foot chase Feb. 14.

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

February 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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Archive By Section - Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 14

Demetrius Renard Lee, 29, Conyers, Feb. 25. Three counts first degree forgery.

• Lemon Louis Love, 43, Lithonia, Feb. 24. Abandonment of dependent child.

March 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 10

• Courtney Duane Hardeman, 31, 249 Oxford Road, Oxford, Feb. 25. Possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of firearm or knife while trying to commit crimes, failure to appear.

March 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 7

• Sharon Stregowski, 31, Atlanta, Feb. 18. DUI alcohol, improper lane usage.

March 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 3

o Henderson Burton III, 52, Decatur, Feb. 20. Contempt of court.

March 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 28

  • Jason David Allen, 35, Social Circle, Feb. 17. Sentenced to work release.
  • Jesse Gunter Anderson, 50, 1190 Kirkland Road, Covington, Feb. 18. Theft of services.
  • Joel Godwin Baker, 17, Conyers, Feb. 20. Probation violation.
  • Angela Denise Ballard, 48, 2163 Ga. Highway 81 N, Oxford, Feb. 23. First degree forgery.
  • Anthony Wayne Barrington, 23, 29 Hazel St., Porterdale, Feb. 20. Probation violation.
  • James Todd Benge, 47, Tucker, Feb. 23. DUI first offense, open container, simple battery on an officer, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, interference with government property.
  • Kara Jo Bruce, 29, 4225 Ga. Highway 162, Covington, Feb. 23. To ...

February 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 26

o Jamarcus Tyrone Smith, 19, 85 Old River Road, Covington, Feb. 16. Bond revoked.

February 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 21

o Carol Elaine King, 49, Riverdale, Feb. 7. Speeding, driving while license suspended.

February 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 19

o Miguel Angel Betanzo, 27, 868 Booger Hill Road, Oxford, Feb. 8. Failure to dim bright lights, license required, surrender of.

February 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 14

  • Cody Lee Burns, 20, 40 Hillcrest Road, Covington, Feb. 3. Probation violation.
  • Cordez Antonio Cole, 17, 10186 Stone St., Apt. A., Covington, Feb. 6. Surety offense.
  • Quanita Montgomery Draper, 25, 35 Pickett Road, Covington, Feb. 8. Probation violation.
  • Brandi Lynn Duggan, 31, 1891 Access Road, Lot C47, Covington, Feb. 8. Possession of Schedule I & II drug (methamphetamine).
  • Aaron Milton Edwards, 31, Decatur, Feb. 4. Identity fraud.
  • Oscar Alfredo Aburto, 24, 8129 Lakeview Dr., Covington, Feb. 4. Probation violation.
  • Michael Bernard Beshea, 36, 175 Avonlea Dr., Covington, Feb. 3. Probation violation.
  • Justin Matthew Brookshire, 27, 520 Idlewood Dr., Covington, Feb. 9 ...

February 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 12

  • Jordan Lee Slone, 24, 165 Louden Dr., Covington, Jan. 21. Probation violation, concealing death of another person.
  • Billy Darren Stargel, 44, 10585 GA. Highway 36, Covington, Jan. 30. Failure to appear, handicap parking, driving while license suspended or revoked (first offense), open container, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers.
  • Kristi Lynn Stinnett, 28, Rutledge, Jan. 27. Theft by shoplifting, drugs to be kept in original container, possession of Schedule III drug (Soma), possession of Schedule IV drug (Xanax), probation violation, two counts failure to appear.
  • Jamie Lee Thomas, 35, 120 Bennett Road, Covington, Feb. 2. Court sentenced to work release ...

February 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 7

o Ronald Bruce Gresham Jr., 33, 30 Kendall Lane, Covington, Jan. 22. Family Violence Act battery, second degree cruelty to children.

February 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 5

• Jason Warren McMullen, 37, 20 Oak Grove Road, Covington, Jan. 22. Court sentenced to work release.

February 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 3

• Carlos Rodriguez, 25, 95 Oak Ridge Court, Covington, Jan. 7. Driving without license.

February 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 31

  • Danny Lee Edge, 59, 79 Breedlove Lane, Covington, Jan. 7. Deposit account fraud.
  • Lakilya Lashsonda Farely, 29, Eatonton, Jan. 6. Deposit account fraud.
  • Tammy Sue Fillmore, 40, 12236 Ga. Highway 36, Lot 4, Covington, Jan. 6. Simple battery.
  • Jefferey Wade Fisher, 27, Social Circle, Jan. 10. Public drunkenness.
  • Sandra Elise Freeman, 37, 60 Sable Circle, Covington, Jan. 8. Theft by shoplifting.
  • Tony O'Neal Freeman, 19, 2161 Hendrix St., Covington, Jan. 9. Criminal trespass, theft by taking.
  • Chris James Grier, 35, 25 Chesterfield Court, Covington, Jan. 9. Family Violence Act battery, cruelty to children.
  • Melissa Andee Harris, 36, Conyers, Jan ...

January 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 27

o Danny Lee Edge, 59, 79 Breedlove Lane, Covington, Jan. 7. Deposit account fraud.

January 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


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