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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


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


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Arrest made in pawn shop burglary

MORROW, Ga - The Covington Police Department (CPD) has arrested a Clayton County man in connection with the March 20 burglary of Emergency Pawn.

April 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


GUILTY: Antavian Love found guilty on 7 charges in the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo

COVINGTON, Ga. - Saturday, June 18, 2016 was probably playing out like many others for Enrique Ramirez Trejo during his 25-year career at El Charro Mexican Restaurant. He locked up the store on Covington Bypass, walked across the parking lot to his 1999 Ford Expedition, climbed in and drove out heading home.

April 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Suspicious activity leads to drug, gun arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – Covington Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a man April 12 on gun and drug charges after suspicious activity caught their attention.

April 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Tail light stop leads to meth arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a Decatur woman April 11 after a stop for no tail lights turned up drugs and a warrant.

April 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Dealer tags reported stolen

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Police Department (CPD) responded to Ginn Motor Company April 12 to take a report on the theft of six Georgia dealer tags from the business.

April 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: April 12

Deangelo Kennard Little, 18, Covington, April 8, theft by deception

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Jury reaches verdict in murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Newton County jury took an hour today to convict Antavian Love, 17, of the June 2016 murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo.

April 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


PPD arrests two after speeding leads to drug charges

The Porterdale Police Department (PPD) was able to arrest a man and a woman with outstanding warrants after initially conducting a traffic stop for speeding April 7.

April 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Jury scams reported in Covington

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to two reports of jury scams recently.

April 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Jury hears testimony in murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - In the first full day of testimony in the trial of a Covington teen accused of the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo, jurors heard opening arguments and testimony from law enforcement and witnesses as the prosecution tried to prove its case against Antavian Love.

April 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Jury selected to hear murder trial

COVINGTON, Ga. - A jury was seated late Monday afternoon to hear the case of a teenager accused in the 2016 murder of a Covington restaurant worker.

April 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

COVINGTON, Ga. – A man and woman from Oxford were arrested early Thursday after a traffic stop for a non-working tag light turned up a warrant and drugs.

April 07, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: April 6

George Earl Anderson, 41, Oxford, March 29, probation violation

April 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


CPD arrests four teens, solves vehicle break-in cases

COVINGTON, Ga. - A tag check on a suspicious vehicle resulted in the arrests of four Atlanta teens, including three juveniles, and may have solved as many as 17 vehicle break-ins in Covington.

April 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Speeding on I-20 leads to arrests

COVINGTON, Ga - A Covington Police Department (CPD) officer arrested two men from Atlanta Sunday after a traffic stop for speeding turned up suspected marijuana and a handgun.

April 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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