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NCSO H.E.A.T. Unit reports St. Patrick’s Day weekend stats

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Unit tallies more than 100 traffic violations, including nine ...

March 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax

This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Emergency Pawn burglarized again

UPDATE March 22, 3:50 p.m.: CPD released a video in hopes of finding the suspects.

March 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO H.E.A.T. Unit to target drunk drivers

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Unit will be out in full force this weekend ...

March 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: March 15

Emanuel Preston Allen Jr, 25, Covington, March 12, battery, cruelty to children, cruelty to children

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


11-year-old charged with making threats

An Oak Hill Elementary School student is facing misdemeanor charges after reports of an online threat surfaced two weeks ago.

March 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Two stabbed during fight in Covington

Two people were stabbed, including one critically, during a fight in Covington Sunday.

March 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO starts St. Patrick's Day patrol

Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is starting its St. Patrick's Day early with its H.E.A.T. Unit (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive ...

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO arrests five in vehicle break-in

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) arrested five people early Saturday morning in connection with a vehicle break-in.

March 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Oxford man arrested after standoff on Emory Street

In a standoff that lasted less than five-hours, the Covington Police Department (CPD) was able to apprehend the barricaded gunman without any reported injuries.

March 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: March 8

Georgia Ann Avery, 49, Covington, March 4, aggravated assault, cruelty to children, possession of cocaine, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


BREAKING: Suspect in custody in CPD standoff

UPDATE March 9, 10 a.m.: Jody Allen Reid was officially booked into the Newton County Law Enforcement Center at 7:56 a.m. Thursday ...

March 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Shoplifting call turns into drug arrest for CPD

Three family members, including a man and woman from Oxford, were arrested by the Covington Police Department (CPD) after a shoplifting call and subsequent search ...

March 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Traffic stop for speeding leads to drug arrest

An Oxford man was arrested by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) after a traffic stop and driver's license check led to a ...

March 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Covington man arrested after traffic stop turns into chase

A Covington man was arrested after running from a traffic stop and leading a Covington Police Department (CPD) officer on a chase down Newton Drive ...

March 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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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


Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 22

o Michael Anthony Davis, 44, 3143 West St., Covington, Jan. 10. Public drunk, possession of cocaine.

January 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 20

  • Amy Marie Herndon, 37, Eatonton, Dec. 26. Theft by shoplifting.
  • Gordon Lawrence Hixon, 26, Stone Mountain, Dec. 27. Possession and use of drug related objects, open container, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, reckless driving, drugs to be kept in original container, furnishing alcohol to persons under 21.
  • John Benjamin Hixson, 21, Stone Mountain, Dec. 27. Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, two counts possession and use of drug related objects, open container.
  • Brandon Kale Holtsinger, 22, 185 Macedamia Court, Covington, Dec. 27. Reckless conduct.
  • Joseph Lewis Hubbard II, 24, 850 Navajo Trail, Covington, Dec. 26. Possession of ...

January 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 17

  • Jacob Leon Jones, 28, Jackson, Dec. 26. Probation violation.
  • Stephen Randolph Kuehn, 53, 100 Pine Tree Dr., Covington, Dec. 29. Court sentenced.
  • Tracy Lynn Mavity, 48, 355 Wapakonata Trail, Oxford, Dec. 28. Disorderly conduct.
  • Malorie Joann McFarland, 22, 1062 Stag Run Dr., Mansfield, Dec. 29. Improper lane usage, DUI less safe, DUI any combination.
  • Davante Martinez McGinty, 17, 10173 Puckett St., Covington, Dec. 26. Disorderly conduct, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, terroristic threats and acts.
  • Evernon Edward McLean Jr., Lithonia Springs, 20, Dec. 28. Probation violation.
  • Raymond Matthew Moyers, 32, homeless, Porterdale, Dec. 23. Contempt of court.
  • Missy Ana ...

January 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 1

  • Demetrius Lafonte Marks, 39, Jonesboro, Dec. 14. Driving while license suspended or revoked (first offense), two counts child support default.
  • Jason Stanley Markwell, 32, Conyers, Dec. 13. Probation violation.
  • Melvin Marquez, 36, 30 Stone Creek Dr., Covington, Dec. 15. Probation violation.
  • Tara Michelle McCart, 39, Rutledge, Dec. 12. Possession of cocaine, possession and use of drug related objects.
  • Betty Kay Moore, 40, 250 White Birch Dr., Covington, Dec. 10. Notice of change of address or name, speeding, open container, drugs to be kept in original container, DUI alcohol and drugs (first offense).
  • Joy Felice Murray, 36, Madison, Dec. 15. Probation ...

January 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Dec. 30

  • Pheteese Monique Hurst, 29, 3119 Bohannon St., Covington, Dec. 6. Fighting in a public place, criminal trespass.
  • Whiteny Yuvette Hurst, 23, 764 Lower River Road, Covington, Dec. 6. Criminal trespass, fighting in a public place.
  • Darlene Mary Jackson, 51, 50 Pratt Dr., Covington, Dec. 7. DUI.
  • Mary Louise Jamerson, 23, Locust Grove, Dec. 5. DUI less safe.
  • Dexter Anthony James, 20, 30 Middleton Dr., Covington, Dec. 3. Failure to appear.
  • Tresa Deshawn Johnson, 35, 45 Shenandoah Lane, Covington, Dec. 4. Theft by shoplifting.
  • James Eli Jones, 24, Social Circle, Dec. 6. Possession of marijuana less than one ounce, improper lane ...

December 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


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