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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


UPDATE: Lennox released from hospital

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Ken Malcom confirmed Terence Lee Lennox has been released from the hospital but not taken into custody for ...

August 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Pistols, laptop, checkbooks stolen during lunchtime smash and grab

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is looking for the two people responsible for a pair of daring, lunchtime smash and grab thefts from ...

August 04, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Equipment stolen from county water treatment plant

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for three suspects responsible for stealing lawn equipment from the Newton County ...

August 04, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Checks and mail reported stolen from mailboxes in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) took reports last week on mail and checks stolen from two locations in the city.

August 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Man arrested after taking naked stroll down Hwy. 278

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Monday morning after he reportedly took a walk while not wearing any clothes.

August 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Conyers Police looking for suspects involved in assault on police

CONYERS, Ga. - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) is asking for help in identifying three suspects involved in an assault on police incident Aug. 1.

August 03, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Aug. 2

Robert Steven Allen, 30, Covington, Aug. 1, driving while license suspended/revoked

August 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Man flown from scene after Brown Street shooting

COVINGTON, Ga. – Less than an hour after responding to a deadly shooting at a gas station on Highway 142, officers with the Covington Police Department ...

August 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


CPD investigating deadly shooting

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are investigating a shooting at a gas station Tuesday evening that left one man dead.

August 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Covington man pleads guilty in 2016 slaying

COVINGTON, Ga. – Nathaniel Barnes, charged with killing a 24-year-old Conyers man in July 2016, pleaded guilty to the murder in Newton County Superior Court late ...

August 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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Archive By Section - Crime


Newton County Jail Log, April 13

James Davis Allen, 27, 4 Poplar St., Porterdale, April 5. DUI first offense, no seat belts, habitual violators.

April 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, April 11

Tammy A. Huff, violation of probation, balance revoked. Fraud in obtaining controlled substance, 8 years probation, 3 confinement, $1,000.

April 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, April 6

Henry Lindley Adams, 48, 95 Glynnshire Court, Covington, April 3. Possession of marijuana less than one ounce, drug related objects, drugs to be kept in original container, no seat belts, open container.

April 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, April 4

James Conway Johnson Jr., 9240 Melody Circle, Covington, March 23. Theft by shoplifting.

April 03, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, April 1

Joel McGill Stroud, 590 Freeman Drive, Covington, March 27. Two counts theft by taking, Family Violence Act battery, driving while license suspended or revoked, first offense.

March 31, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log, March 30

Joanna Shanice Brown, 520 Mountainview Drive, Covington, March 24. Probation violation.

March 29, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 28

Patrick Doloran Masters, 56, 103 Oxford Drive, Oxford, March 20. Driving while license suspended.

March 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 23

Dennis Allen Barnes, 44, 253 Sidney Lanier Drive, Oxford, March 20. Giving false name or address to law enforcement officer.

March 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 18

David Anthony Knight, 25, Bartow, March 9. Probation violation.

March 18, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 16

Titus Lapatrick Reid, 35, 280 E. Country Woods Drive, Covington, Feb. 29. Abandonment of dependent child.

March 15, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - March 4

Sandra Dee Jones, 52, 70 Hollow Court, Covington, Feb. 18. Theft by shoplifting.

March 04, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 29

David Brandon Allen, 22, 86 Deep Step Road, Covington, Feb. 21. Theft by taking, criminal trespass, possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

February 29, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 12

Ayanna Beatrice McCall, 19, 55 High Ridge Road, Covington, Jan. 18. Two counts probation violation.

February 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 10

Jonise Naquiihia Hartsfeild, 25, 30 Lakeridge Court, Covington, Jan. 14. Probation violation.

February 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log

Marcus O'Neal Brown, 27, 105 Cyprist Drive, Covington, Jan. 3. Obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers.

February 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime


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