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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


Conyers Police seeks help in Sigman Bottle Shop incident

CONYERS, Ga. - The Conyers Police Department (CPD), in partnership with Crime Stoppers, is asking for the community's help in identifying suspects in a recent ...

August 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Local man arrested for 10th DUI

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy arrested a man for his 10th DUI offense Sunday evening after responding to a ...

July 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: July 26

Brandon Lee Barnett, 30, Loganville, July 23, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

July 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Armed robbery reported on Salem Road

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person who robbed a Salem Road gas station at gunpoint ...

July 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Dollar General robbed at gunpoint

COVINGTON, Ga.- The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is looking for two people who robbed a Dollar General on Highway 81 Tuesday night.

July 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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NHS students charged after jumping on patrol car

COVINGTON, Ga. - Two Newton High School students were charged with disorderly conduct after videos surfaced on social media of them standing and jumping on a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) School Resource Officer (SRO) patrol car, according to a NCSO press release.

May 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: May 10

Courtney Rose Abdel-Hameed, 27, Covington, May 3, forgery – 3rd degree, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Murder suspect denied bond

COVINGTON, Ga. – Rita Dugar, charged in the Feb. 28 murder of a Covington man, was denied bond at a hearing in Newton County Superior Court today.

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Firearms taken in burglary

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person or persons who broke into a Covington home and stole two firearms Tuesday.

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Armed robbery reported at Newton High School

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is investigating a reported armed robbery at Newton High School Friday.

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Armed robbery reported in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) investigators are looking for two people responsible for robbing a Covington gas station late Sunday night.

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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 burning in the woods Saturday.

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 or attempting to elude a police officer, possession of tools for commission of a crime, theft by receiving stolen property

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 of his truck.

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 Bowman man on warrants and possession of methamphetamine charges.

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) vehicle while trying to get away from deputies.

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 in his truck after a traffic stop.

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


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