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Newton County Jail Log: July 19

Robin Marie Akins, 58, Covington, July 13, court sentenced

July 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE: Antavian Love sentenced in the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo

COVINGTON, Ga. - Antavian Love, 17, will spend the rest of his life in prison after the sentencing decision was made by Alcovy Judicial Circuit Judge ...

July 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


CPD investigates vehicle break-ins

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating several car break-ins that happened in the early morning hours Saturday. In one case, a handgun ...

July 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Three arrested for loitering and prowling in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested three people, including a juvenile, for loitering and prowling and handgun possession early Saturday morning after somebody ...

July 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO seeks public's help in shooting of Oxford home

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are asking for the public's help in reference ...

July 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


NCSO seeks help in identifying armed robber

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Investigators and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are seeking the Public's Help in Reference to a recent ...

July 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


DeKalb PD arrests Newton County woman in shooting

COVINGTON, Ga. – TheDeKalb County Police Department (DCPD), assisted by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), arrested a Newton County woman suspected of shooting a ...

July 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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


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NCSO following every lead on escaped prisoners

UPDATE: Two escaped inmates captured in Tennessee after manhunt in slayings of two Georgia prison guards.

June 15, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Murder suspect bound over for trial

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington man accused of killing a homeless man and setting his body on fire was bound over for trial today after a preliminary hearing at the Newton County Courthouse.

June 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Two found dead in Newton home Tuesday in possible murder/suicide

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is investigating two people found dead Tuesday evening at a Highway 142 home.

June 14, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton High armed robbery suspects seek bond

COVINGTON, Ga. – Two of the juveniles arrested for an armed robbery last month at Newton High School were granted bond Tuesday in Newton County Superior Court. A third juvenile was denied bond.

June 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Off duty officer injured in motorcycle accident

COVINGTON, Ga. – An off duty police officer was transported to Clearview Regional Medical Center Monday afternoon after his motorcycle was hit by a car.

June 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Middle school vandalized

COVINGTON, Ga. – Vandalism at a Newton County middle school was discovered by a Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy responding to another act of vandalism Wednesday.

June 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: June 7

Mark Alan Amrose, 48, Covington, June 4, theft by shoplifting, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers

June 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Failure to maintain lane leads to drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. - A traffic stop for failure to maintain lane and a tag light that wasn't working led to the arrest of a Monticello man on drug charges by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Sunday.

June 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


TVs, electronics taken in burglary

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person or persons responsible for burglarizing a Covington home and stealing nearly $2,000 worth of property over the weekend.

June 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Near miss leads to high-speed chase and arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Covington man was arrested Sunday after nearly striking a Covington Police Department (CPD) officer at an accident scene and leading police on a high speed chase.

June 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Fake BOE checks passed at banks around Atlanta

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are trying to figure out who is responsible for passing fraudulent checks with the Newton County Board of Education's (BOE) account number at banks around the Atlanta area.

June 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Discharged firearm call turns into warrant, drug arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) arrested a Covington woman Wednesday after a report of a discharged firearm turned up a warrant, drugs and drug paraphernalia.

June 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Armed robbery reported in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are looking for the person who robbed a Covington gas station Monday night.

June 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


House, cars shot in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is looking for the two people responsible for shooting up cars and a house after a fight at a banquet hall in Oxford ended in a Covington neighborhood early Saturday morning.

May 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: May 31

Jerrod Lanier Aikens, 32, Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison, May 25, back for court

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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