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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 - 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


Newton County Jail Log - Dec. 25

Ricky Lenial Latimore, 41, Social circle, Nov. 27. Criminal trespass, theft by taking.

December 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Dec. 18

o Damarcus Quinton Walker, 29, 488 Oxford Road, Oxford, Dec. 1. Probation hold.

December 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Dec. 11

o Michael Scott Buckley, 26, 211 Neely Hammonds Road, Covington, Nov. 21. Criminal damage to property in first degree, arson in first degree.

December 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Dec. 9

  • James Michael Head, 43, Rutledge, Nov. 13. Public drunk.
  • Monty Lee Kite, 50, 18870 Jackson Highway, Covington, Nov. 16. Driving while license suspended.
  • Quintarius Cortez Manning, 17, 10315 Magnolia Heights, Covington, Nov. 13. Possession of marijuana less than one ounce.
  • Norman Jerome Mathis, 47, 9137 Woodhaven Dr., Covington, Nov. 14. Fleeing or attempting to elude.
  • Oscar Estrella Miranda, 25, 11319 Magnolia Heights Circle, Covington, Nov. 14. Speeding, license required (surrender of).
  • Allen Corey Mobley, 29, 60 Gibson Way, Covington, Nov. 14. DUI, improper lane usage.
  • Junior Gary Qualls, 51, 51 Kellogg St., Mansfield, Nov. 13. Family Violence Act simple battery ...

December 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Dec. 6

o Sylvester Bernard Reid, 41, Conyers, Nov. 16. Habitual violators, DUI first offense, driving while license suspended or revoked first offense, no tail lights, probation violation.

December 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Dec. 2

  • Dexter Ladel Henderson, 49, 3125 Washington St., Covington, Nov. 12. Possession of cocaine, drug related objects.
  • Stephen Randolph Kuehn, 52, 100 Pine Tree Dr., Covington, Nov. 12. Contempt of court.
  • Marvin Allen Miller, 38, Marietta, Nov. 12. Court sentenced.
  • Rickey Joseph Powell, 27, Oak Terrace Dr., Covington, Nov. 12. Obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, Family Violence Act simple battery.
  • Tameka Vicky Powell, 27, 365 Oak Terrace Dr, Covington, Nov. 12. Family Violence Act simple battery, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers.
  • Andre O'Neal Smith, 29, 3217 Alexander St., Covington, Nov. 12. Entering an auto or other motor vehicle ...

December 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 29

o Tammy Yvonne Woody, 39, 3267 Ga. Highway 162, Covington, Nov. 6. Possession of methamphetamine.

November 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 27

o Mitchell Ray Childress, 18, Social Circle, Nov. 7. DUI, improper lane change.

November 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 25

Amanda Kelley Strange, 27, 3133 Fowler St., Covington, Nov. 5. Probation violation.

November 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 22

Gail Marie Baucom, 41, P.O. Box 626, Oxford, Nov. 7. Probation violation.

November 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


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