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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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Indecent exposure call uncovers armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a report of indecent exposure early Wednesday morning and found an armed robbery victim whose clothes had been stolen.

April 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


TVs, computers taken in Covington burglary

COVINGTON, Ga.- Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) investigators are looking for the person or persons responsible for burglarizing a Covington house while the resident was away.

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


VIDEO: Covington woman uses security camera to scare off burglar

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington woman who, was not there, scared off a would-be thief inside her home earlier this month by shouting at him through her security camera.

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Tag check and chase leads to arrests

COVINGTON, Ga. – The driver and passenger on a motorcycle were arrested by Covington Police Department (CPD) Monday evening after fleeing a traffic stop and later being found.

April 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


TV, jewelry taken in burglary

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington man returned home April 22 after a couple of days away to find that his home had been burglarized and his property stolen.

April 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Back for court: Murder suspect returns to court annually

COVINGTON, Ga. - Vasile Chisinau Ciorba first appeared in Newton County courtroom nearly 13 years ago charged with the bludgeoning death of his wife. He was back in court Thursday for a competency hearing.

April 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


PPD tracks down, arrests intoxicated boater

PORTERDALE, Ga. - A wedding was interrupted as the Porterdale Police Department (PPD) arrested a Covington man for boating under the influence (BUI) Saturday night after a pontoon boat became disabled on the Yellow River near the dam.

April 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: April 19

David Brandon Allen, 27, Truetlin County PDC, April 17, back for court

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Nine arrested in Conyers pandering sting

CONYERS Ga. – The Conyers Police Department (CPD) arrested nine men, including four Covington men, in a pandering sting April 19.

April 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Conyers Police Seek to Identify BP Robber

Conyers, Ga-Conyers Police Department Investigators are seeking to identify an armed robbery suspect who targeted the BP Gas Station at 607 Sigman Road, on Monday.

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Counterfeit money used in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating the appearance of counterfeit money April 14 at three city businesses.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


House, truck shot at in dispute

COVINGTON, Ga.-The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to a report of shots fired at a Covington house early Tuesday morning.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Computer, cellphone taken from vehicle at Home Depot

COVINGTON, Ga. - A laptop computer and cellphone were reportedly stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot of the Home Depot on Industrial Park Boulevard April 18.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Arrest made in pawn shop burglary

MORROW, Ga - The Covington Police Department (CPD) has arrested a Clayton County man in connection with the March 20 burglary of Emergency Pawn.

April 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


GUILTY: Antavian Love found guilty on 7 charges in the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo

COVINGTON, Ga. - Saturday, June 18, 2016 was probably playing out like many others for Enrique Ramirez Trejo during his 25-year career at El Charro Mexican Restaurant. He locked up the store on Covington Bypass, walked across the parking lot to his 1999 Ford Expedition, climbed in and drove out heading home.

April 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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