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Illegal dumping reported in Covington

Covington Police (CPD) responded to a report of illegal dumping at the Magnolia Heights Apartments Jan. 30.

February 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Erratic driving leads to drug arrest

A 53-year-old Conyers woman driving erratically was arrested after a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy found suspected methamphetamine in her vehicle during a ...

February 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Expired tag leads to drug, weapon arrests in Porterdale

Two people were arrested and the Porterdale Police Department (PPD) took drugs and guns off the street after a routine check of an expired tag ...

January 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Suspicious behavior leads to two arrests in Covington

Suspicious behavior and observant police work led to the arrest of two men in Covington early Monday. It also possibly prevented a crime.

January 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 25

Michelle Piercette Arnold Jr., 19, Covington, Jan. 19, hold for other agency (Clayton County Sheriff's Office)

January 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO investigates burglary in Oxford

Investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking into a business break-in in Oxford.

January 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Littering reported in Oxford

On Jan 17, Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to a report of littering on Moore Street in Oxford.

January 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Cars broken into outside Covington sports bar

Covington Police Department (CPD) responded to a report of a car break-in outside of Five O'clock Somewhere sports bar on Turner Lake Road early ...

January 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Detectives investigating robbery at Krystal on Hwy 278

Detectives with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are investigating an armed robbery at the Krystal located at 3230 US-278 on Jan 22.

January 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 17

Sophia Markita Bailey, 31,Covington,Jan. 13,simple battery

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Weapons taken in trailer theft

On Jan 18, Covington Police (CPD) responded to Elite Auto Collision at 8415 Hazelbrand Road on a report of a stolen trailer. The trailer reportedly ...

January 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


CPD: Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Covington

A traffic stop for a busted taillight resulted in the arrest of a Covington man on drug charges.

January 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Jan. 11

Charlie Marques Banks, 24, Covington, Jan. 9, parole violation, probation violation

January 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO: Traffic stop leads to two arrests

Two people were arrested when a traffic stop for an equipment issue on Highway 81 turned up outstanding warrants and other infractions on the driver ...

January 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


CPD: Daughter arrested after threats against mother

A 30 year-old Covington woman was arrested by the Covington Police Department (CPD) after she reportedly threatened to kill her mother during an argument Jan ...

January 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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U.S. Marshals arrest man in Oxford

A man wanted for three counts of armed robbery in North Carolina was arrested in Oxford Tuesday.

December 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Scammers impersonating law enforcement/judicial officers, targeting public with "jury duty" scam

The FBI Atlanta Division and its Savannah Resident Agency are warning the public to be on alert for a phone scam wherein the caller impersonates law enforcement or judicial officers and informs the targeted individuals that they have failed to respond to jury duty and are now required to pay associated fines/fees for their failure to appear for those duties.

December 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Harassment, threats result in warrants

A warrant has been issued for a Covington man after reports of harassments and threats against a local police officer.

December 19, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 14

Emmanuel Nairobi Asu, 45, Conyers, Dec. 13, driving while license suspended or revoked, marijuana-possession less than 1 ounce, no proof of insurance, suspended, revoked or canceled registration

December 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Waffle House brawl leads to arrests

After reports of an early morning brawl at the Waffle House at 6137 Highway 278 in Covington on Sunday, Covington Police Department (CPD) Officer Matt Holbrook arrived to find several people scattered about and covered in blood.

December 14, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Suspects in 2015 Silos shooting to face joint trial

Two of the three suspects in the shooting death of a 26-year-old Newton man in the Silos of Ellington neighborhood last year will be tried together after the motion for a joint trial was approved by Alcovy Judicial Circuit Chief Judge John M. Ott Tuesday.

December 12, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 7

Michael Ryan Allen, 20, Porterdale, Dec. 5, back for court

December 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


19-year old arrested for murder Tuesday

Elijah William Ramoutar, 19, has been arrested by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) for the murder of Alyssa Ann Wright, 19, Tuesday evening.

December 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


3 Newton County children safe after Amber Alert

The Newton County Sheriff's Office issued an Amber Alert late Thursday night after three children were taken by their father after a domestic dispute in their home, Newton County Sheriff's Investigator Jeff Alexander said Friday morning.

December 02, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 1

Chester Thomas Akins Jr., Covington, Nov. 28, hold for other agency (Banks County), hold for other agency (Cherokee County), theft by receiving stolen property

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


New Jersey man arrested after driving on I-20 without a tire

After reports of a vehicle traveling down Interstate 20 with no tires, Covington Police Department (CPD) found the reported vehicle, which was in fact missing a tire, and arrested the driver on multiple charges.

November 30, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 23

Bryan Howard Allen, 33, Covington, Nov. 18, probation violation

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO tracks down hot vehicle

The westbound lanes of Interstate 20 were briefly shut down Nov. 23 while fire department personnel extinguished the flames of a stolen vehicle, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) press release.

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


Traffic stop nets drug arrest

After following a truck registered to a known drug house, Covington Police Officer Steve Swann initiated a traffic stopped that resulted in a foot pursuit and arrest of the truck's passenger.

November 21, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 16

Jerel Latavius Adams, 28, Macon State Prison, Nov. 10, back for court

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Crime


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