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UPDATE: CPD identifies murder victim burned in woods

UPDATE (May 8, 9:45 a.m.): COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) has identified the man who was murdered and his body left ...

May 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: May 3

Julian Cameron Alford, 17, Lithonia, April 27, acquiring license plate for purpose of concealing identification of motor vehicle, aggravated assault on peace officer, burglary, fleeing ...

May 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


CPD makes drug arrest after traffic stop

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a Conyers man for cocaine possession Wednesday after stopping him for being an unlicensed driver.

May 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Driver assaulted at red light

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Mansfield man was assaulted at a Covington intersection Tuesday after an unknown male tried to take a tool out of the back ...

May 04, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


CPD arrests one of Newton’s ‘Most Wanted’

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department took a name off the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) "Most Wanted" list Tuesday when it arrested a ...

May 04, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Teen arrested after ramming deputy’s car

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Covington teen was arrested Thursday on multiple charges, including felony aggravated assault after intentionally ramming a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO ...

May 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Failure to maintain lane, expired tag lead to drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Conyers man was arrested by a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy on drug charges Thursday afternoon when methamphetamine was found ...

May 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


iPhone taken in armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person who robbed an Atlanta man April 27.

May 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: April 26

Amaurius Nykwon Avery, 17, Covington, April 20, theft by shoplifting

April 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

April 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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Illegal dumping reported in Covington

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to a report of illegal dumping in Covington Sunday.

March 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


County vehicle stolen from landfill

A county service vehicle was reportedly stolen from the Newton County Landfill Sunday and later found.

March 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


One arrested in first Emergency Pawn burglary

The Covington Police Department (CPD) has made an arrest in the Feb. 18 burglary at Emergency Pawn.

March 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Suspicious activity leads to drug arrest

A Covington man was arrested on drug charges after an observant Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy saw him loitering in the parking lot of a closed business.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: March 22

Javier Arenas, 24, Conyers, March 16, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Oxford man sentenced in kidnapping case

An Oxford man has received a 45-year sentence with the first 17 to be served in prison for kidnapping, aggravated assault with the intent to rape and false imprisonment.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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 driving under the influence (DUI) charges over the St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend.

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 from the Newton County School System (NCSS).

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | 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 looking for St. Patrick's Day celebrants who drink and drive.

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 Traffic) being out in force. The unit will start today, Wednesday, March 15 and will continue throughout the holiday weekend targeting any and all traffic infractions to include but is not limited to aggressive driving, distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence and seatbelt violations.

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


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