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Pit Bulls reportedly attack pet in carport

OXFORD, Ga. – A 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier was reportedly attacked and killed by two Pit Bulls at a house in Oxford Sunday morning.

May 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Suspected Emergency Pawn burglar killed in Clayton wreck

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating if one of the men responsible for the March burglary at Emergency Pawn Shop was ...

May 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Gun stolen during break-in

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person or persons responsible for breaking into an apartment and ...

May 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Teen to stand trial for 2016 killing

COVINGTON, Ga. - A judge has ruled that a 17-year-old from Oxford will stand trial for a 2016 stabbing that left an 18-year-old dead.

May 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: May 17

Terry Lee Aikens, 53, Covington, May 10, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration, no seat belts, possession of less than an ...

May 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Two sentenced in 2015 Silos murder

COVINGTON, Ga. – Calling the 2015 murder of Nigiel James "a heinous act for no reason" and criminality a "cancer on our society," Alcovy Judicial Circuit ...

May 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO to honor Deputy White during National Police Week

COVINGTON, Ga. - In 1962, Congress and John .F Kennedy signed a proclamation declaring May 15 as Peace Officer Memorial Day, and the week has been ...

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

May 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


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Indecent exposure call uncovers armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a report of indecent exposure early Wednesday morning and found an armed robbery victim whose clothes had been stolen.

April 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


TVs, computers taken in Covington burglary

COVINGTON, Ga.- Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) investigators are looking for the person or persons responsible for burglarizing a Covington house while the resident was away.

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


VIDEO: Covington woman uses security camera to scare off burglar

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington woman who, was not there, scared off a would-be thief inside her home earlier this month by shouting at him through her security camera.

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Tag check and chase leads to arrests

COVINGTON, Ga. – The driver and passenger on a motorcycle were arrested by Covington Police Department (CPD) Monday evening after fleeing a traffic stop and later being found.

April 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


TV, jewelry taken in burglary

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington man returned home April 22 after a couple of days away to find that his home had been burglarized and his property stolen.

April 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Back for court: Murder suspect returns to court annually

COVINGTON, Ga. - Vasile Chisinau Ciorba first appeared in Newton County courtroom nearly 13 years ago charged with the bludgeoning death of his wife. He was back in court Thursday for a competency hearing.

April 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


PPD tracks down, arrests intoxicated boater

PORTERDALE, Ga. - A wedding was interrupted as the Porterdale Police Department (PPD) arrested a Covington man for boating under the influence (BUI) Saturday night after a pontoon boat became disabled on the Yellow River near the dam.

April 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: April 19

David Brandon Allen, 27, Truetlin County PDC, April 17, back for court

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Nine arrested in Conyers pandering sting

CONYERS Ga. – The Conyers Police Department (CPD) arrested nine men, including four Covington men, in a pandering sting April 19.

April 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Conyers Police Seek to Identify BP Robber

Conyers, Ga-Conyers Police Department Investigators are seeking to identify an armed robbery suspect who targeted the BP Gas Station at 607 Sigman Road, on Monday.

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Counterfeit money used in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating the appearance of counterfeit money April 14 at three city businesses.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


House, truck shot at in dispute

COVINGTON, Ga.-The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to a report of shots fired at a Covington house early Tuesday morning.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Computer, cellphone taken from vehicle at Home Depot

COVINGTON, Ga. - A laptop computer and cellphone were reportedly stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot of the Home Depot on Industrial Park Boulevard April 18.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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


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