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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


Newton County Jail Log: March 8

Georgia Ann Avery, 49, Covington, March 4, aggravated assault, cruelty to children, possession of cocaine, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


BREAKING: Suspect in custody in CPD standoff

UPDATE March 9, 10 a.m.: Jody Allen Reid was officially booked into the Newton County Law Enforcement Center at 7:56 a.m. Thursday ...

March 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Shoplifting call turns into drug arrest for CPD

Three family members, including a man and woman from Oxford, were arrested by the Covington Police Department (CPD) after a shoplifting call and subsequent search ...

March 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Traffic stop for speeding leads to drug arrest

An Oxford man was arrested by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) after a traffic stop and driver's license check led to a ...

March 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Covington man arrested after traffic stop turns into chase

A Covington man was arrested after running from a traffic stop and leading a Covington Police Department (CPD) officer on a chase down Newton Drive ...

March 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Nine arrested in ongoing NCSO investigation

Nine people have been arrested so far in an ongoing investigation by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).

March 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Covington man arrested after fleeing deputy in school zone

A Covington man was arrested Thursday morning after speeding in a school zone and fleeing from a deputy.

March 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: March 1

Malik Abdullah Allah, 18, Covington, Feb. 22, failure to appear

March 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSO responds to vehicle break-ins

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to reports of vehicle break-ins Feb. 27. A gun was stolen in one of the thefts.

March 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO arrests 1 in early morning murder

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has made an arrest in an early morning shooting that left one man dead.

February 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 22

Yancey Keon Axon, 21, Dodge State Prison, Feb. 21, back for court

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Guns stolen in pawn shop burglary

Several guns were stolen from the Emergency Pawn Shop on Highway 278 during an early morning break-in Feb. 18.

February 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Broken headlight leads to chase and arrest

A Covington man was arrested Feb. 15 after leading Covington Police Department (CPD) on a vehicle and foot chase.

February 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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Archive By Section - Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 5

Barry O'Neal Thrasher, 35, 160 Meadow Court, Covington, Oct. 22. Failure to dim bright lights, driving while license suspended.

November 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 3

• Joe Brown Lester Jr., 47, homeless, Covington, Oct. 23. Misdemeanor possession of marijuana, probation violation.

November 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 31

o Ismael Reyes-Rodriguez, 31, 175 Myrtle Grove Lane, Covington, Oct. 13. To serve 48 hours.

October 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 29

o Jesse Allen Davis, 22, Conyers, Oct. 18. Probation violation.

October 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct 27

o Michael Dwayne Payne Jr., 31, Stone Mountain, Oct. 19. Court sentenced.

October 27, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 24

• Romeo Anthony Brown, 21, 5178 Hartsook Drive, Covington, Oct. 18. Simple battery, loitering or prowling, street gang terrorism and prevention statute code.

October 24, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 22

• Elizabeth Rebecca Mason, 19, 8222 Wood St., Covington, Oct. 9. Furnishing to, purchase or possession of alcohol by minor.

October 22, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct 20

o Michael Ray Hadley, 53, 40 Tauton Road, Covington, Oct. 8. Improper backing, driving without license.

October 19, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 17

o William Henderson Jr., 48, Covington, Oct. 8. parole violation.

October 17, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log-Oct. 15

o Michael Scott Kinna, 49, Conyers, Oct. 5. Deposit account fraud.

October 15, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log -Oct 13

o Fordyce Benjamin Townes, 25, 65 Woodcrest Drive, Covington, Sept. 30. Court sentenced.

October 13, 2010 | | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 8

o Latonya Meshawn Avery, 18, 9128 Jefferson Village, Covington, Oct. 2. Probation violation.

October 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 6

• Maurice Quantale Avery, 27, Monroe, Sept. 25. Child support default.

October 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 3

o Cardell Terrell Pitts, 19, Decatur, Sept. 27. Probation violation.

October 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log - Oct. 1

Socrates Cordell Williams, 21, 770 Oak St., Covington, Sept. 18. DUI, improper lane usage.

Thurman Lewis Aikens, 43, 45 Springlake Terrace, Covington, Sept. 28, Probation violation, child support default.

October 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Crime


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