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Covington Police investigating armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are looking for the two people who robbed the Dollar General on Highway 278 at gunpoint ...

July 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Two murder suspects, drugs, stolen gun located at Conyers motel

CONYERS, Ga. - Suspicious activity observed by a Conyers Police Officer led to the arrest of two wanted murder suspects as well as a narcotics seizure ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: July 12

Harold Glenn Aikens, 54, Porterdale, July 8, hold for other agency (Atlanta Police Department)

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Body found in Oxford Cemetery

OXFORD, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy on patrol in Oxford found the body of a deceased male lying on the ground ...

July 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Vehicles entered, purse stolen at Porterdale Elementary

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person who broke into two cars and stole a purse ...

July 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO receives Triple Crown Award

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) traveled to the National Sheriff's Association conference in Reno, Nevada and received the National Sheriff ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Covington native captured in Conyers after burglary spree

CONYERS, Ga. - A commercial burglary spree has ended with the capture of long-time fugitive Jarvas "Big Show" McElroy. "Big Show," so named by his 6 ...

July 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


UPDATE: 3 arrests made in Social Circle shooting

UPDATE (July 7 11:20 a.m.) - The Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) has charged 3 people with false statements in connection with the Holly ...

July 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


GSP arrests 2 after I-20 chase

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. – A man and woman from South Carolina were arrested in Morgan County Monday evening after leading the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) on ...

July 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO seizes equipment from suspected pot grow lab

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) seized equipment from a suspected marijuana grow lab in Covington Sunday morning.

July 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


House shot at in Newton County

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for whoever shot up a Covington house late Sunday night.

July 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Theme School vandalized

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are looking for the person or persons who vandalized the Newton County Theme School over the ...

July 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Reported threat leads NCSO to make weekend drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy arrested a Covington man Saturday after responding to a report of terroristic threats and finding ...

July 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Seatbelt violations lead to drug arrests in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – A man and woman from Covington lost some of their independence Tuesday when they were stopped for not wearing seatbelts and drugs were ...

July 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: July 5

Terry Lee Aikens, 53, Covington, July 1, possession of a schedule II controlled substance (hydrocodone), possession of a schedule IV controlled substance (Xanax)

July 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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Teen arrested after fleeing traffic stop

A 17-year-old from Covington was arrested on multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop initiated by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Foot chase for warrant leads to drug arrest

A Covington man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and drug charges after leading a Covington police officer on a foot chase Feb. 14.

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Noise complaint leads to arrests

Three people were arrested Feb. 11 after a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy responded to a noise complaint on Shadowbrook Trace and found suspected drug use and underage consumption of alcohol.

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Trailer stolen on Highway 11

On Feb. 14, a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy responded to a report of a trailer theft on Highway 11 South.

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 15

Michael Bernard Allen, 50, Ellenwood, Feb. 13, child support default, contempt of court, probation violation

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


UPDATE: Victims identified in Feb. 9 possible murder-suicide

UPDATE Feb. 15, 1 p.m.: Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis has released the identities of the victims from the possible murder-suicide Feb. 9.

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Entering autos reported in Covington

The Covington Police Department (CPD) took reports on three entering auto complaints Feb. 13. In one incident, a pistol was stolen.

February 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Speeding car in Porterdale leads to drug arrest

Porterdale Police Department (PPD) arrested a woman originally stopped for speeding on drug charges after a baggie containing suspected ecstasy was found in the vehicle.

February 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 8

Christopher Rayshawn Armstead, 30, Conyers, Feb. 2, probation violation

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Traffic stop leads to arrest

A traffic stop for running a red light led to the arrest of a man wanted in Chatham County and took a gun off the streets.

February 09, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO arrests two after chase

Two men are in custody after wrecking on Interstate 20 while fleeing Covington Police Department (CPD) and Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputies in a U-Haul truck pulling a trailer.

February 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Three arrested on drug charges at local motel

Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested three people and seized drugs, including methamphetamine and cocaine, after suspicious activity Feb. 2 prompted an officer to take a second look.

February 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Couple arrested after male jumps from balcony

Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a husband and wife Feb. 2 on active warrants out of Jasper County after the male reportedly jumped from a balcony at the America's Best Motel on Alcovy Road.

February 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Feb. 1

Adrian Maurice Adams, 33, Augusta, Jan. 26, back for court (witness)

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Illegal dumping reported in Covington

Covington Police (CPD) responded to a report of illegal dumping at the Magnolia Heights Apartments Jan. 30.

February 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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