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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 - Feb. 23

o Kristie Michelle Smith, 24, Social Circle, Feb. 9. Probation violation.

February 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 20

o Randall Grant Yarn, 26, McDonough, Feb. 8. Court sentenced.

February 20, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 13

Steven Henry Smith, 46, Conyers, Feb. 1. Driving while license suspended.

February 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 9

o Paris Davida Martin, 21, 1-1254 Tall Oaks, Covington, Jan. 31. Prostitution.

February 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 6

o Henry Dontavious Arnold, 30, Decatur, Jan. 28. Probation violation, failure to appear.

February 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 4

Travis Dylan Taylor, 21, McDonough, Jan. 20. Probation violation.

February 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 30

Rasheda Kimberlee Moore, 19, 10101 Straphinge Trail, Covington, jan. 24. Probation violation.

January 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 28

o Christopher Bryon Allgood, 39, 515 Almond Road, Covington, Jan. 24. Child support default.

January 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Jan 26

o Nikholas Jamille Johnson, 23, 170 Lassiter Drive, Covington, Jan. 18. Hold for Cobb County.

January 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 23

o Joshua Bryan Epperson, 24, 8224 Lakeview Drive, Covington, Jan. 18. Burglary.

January 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 21

o Lewis Dewayne Scott, 47, 1938 Bailey Creek Road, Covington, Jan. 5. Defective equipment, possession of cocaine.

January 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 16

Gregory Lewis Smith, 20, 133 Taunton Road, Covington, Jan. 7. Child support, bench warrant.

January 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 14

o Ralph Scott Bell, 39, 250 Helen Road, Covington, Jan. 5. Burglary, possession of tools for the commission of crime.

January 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 12

Bryan Lee Griffin, 19, Conyers, Jan. 4. Reckless conduct causing harm to or endangering the safety of, criminal street gang acts, criminal trespass, drinking under age.

January 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Jan. 9

o Dennis Christopher Anthony, 49, Union City, Dec. 31. Probation violation.

January 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Crime


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